RE: MIME disable option? (hopefully not FAQ)

From: Ron Brogden <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 17:28:11 -0700
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At 05:14 PM 4/16/99 -0600, you wrote:
>There may be cases where attachments are inappropriate for an archived list,
>but for my purposes they are essential. Sending anything potentially
>untoward to /dev/null is an interesting concept, but not one I want in an
What I am worried about is the ease with which this could lead to scenarios like remote users creating troublesome ".htaccess" files or malicious binaries. It looks like Hypermail strips out "/" when it saves the file (so they cannot happily roam about) and does not overwrite files but I just managed to make a test archive inaccessible by sending an attachement called ".htaccess" with garbage in it (I could have done more like adding a new CGI-BIN directory but this was just a test).

I can understand why some folks would want attachements but there should at least be an easy way to turn them off or use the standard behaviour of "disable *except* for . . ." instead of having everything allowed by default and no way to disable it.

IMHO anyways.

Thanks for the response and hope someone can suggest what to hack to fix this.


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