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Identifies and acts on potentially dangerous e-mail attachments

'renattach' is a stream filter that can identify and act upon potentially dangerous e-mail attachments. It protects users from harmful mail content (virii and worms) by disabling or removing attachments that the user may accidentally execute. Unlike a conventional virus scanner, there are no specific virus or worm definitions. Instead, the program identifies potentially dangerous attachments based on filename extension and on encoded body content. It can be used from within sendmail, postfix, procmail, or pretty much anywhere else.


User README included

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey19 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

Jem Berkes Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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