[NAFEX] Time for list message footer update...

Chris Garriss cgarriss at garriss.net
Fri Feb 4 21:43:15 EST 2011


I agree that most closed lists do not allow non-members to post, and very
much prefer it that way.

I have to admit to being confused at this point as to which,  if any,
attachments are allowed.   I strongly support blocking attachments where
they are executable - such as ".exe " etc.  I think images as attachments
(most common including jpg,  bmp,  gif,  tif,  as well as other common
formats) enhance communication.   I would probably strip PDF attachments -
they can be quite large and 99% of the time a URL can be provided.

Not entirely sure you were soliciting input, but thought I'd add my 2 cents
worth
 On Feb 4, 2011 9:21 PM, "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <lflj at bellsouth.net>
wrote:
> On 2/4/2011 8:54 PM, Ginda Fisher wrote:
>>
>> On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:41 PM, Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
>>> Is this part necessary - just adds to length of post. You _can't_ post
to the list w/o being subscribed anyway.
>
>> I don't feel strongly about this, but many similar mailing lists allowed
posts from unsubscribed posters to be reviewed by a moderator and released
if the moderator deems them appropriate.
>
> I don't know of any lists that allow this. In this day and time we would
> be wide open to spammers and hackers if non members were allowed to post
> and if based on approval would be a huge can of worms and tireless job
> for the person who volunteered to review such posts before allowing them
> into the list. Also we might be open for viral file attachments.
>
>>>> File attachments are NOT stripped by this list.
>>>> TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES!
>>>> Please do not send binary files.
>>>> Use plain text ONLY in emails!
>>>
>>> All file attachments _are_ stripped automatically from each post
therefore it is important to send your messages inline and not as
attachments. If you send them composed in html such formatting will
>>> be ignored and they will appear in plain text.
>>
>> I get lots of posts in HTML, and have received attached photos. So what
it says is correct.
>>
>> But perhaps you are suggesting a change? I confess, I like most of the
photos I get, but I have a fast internet connection.
>
> I failed to notice that attachments are not scrubbed in the list config.
> I have made the following changes:
>
> These attachments are allowed:
> ==============================
> Remove message attachments that have a matching content type.
> (Details for filter_mime_types)
>
> image/gif
> image/jpeg
> image/jpg
> image/jpef
> image/bmp
> image/png
> image
>
> Remove message attachments that don't have a matching content type.
> Leave this field blank to skip this filter test.
> (Details for pass_mime_types
>
> multipart/mixed
> multipart/alternative
> text/plain
>
> The attachments will be removed automatically.
> If anyone gets any files of this sort please let me know so I can fix
> the problem:
> =====================================================================
> Remove message attachments that have a matching filename extension.
> (Edit filter_filename_extensions)
>
> exe
> bat
> cmd
> com
> pif
> scr
> vbs
> cpl
> zip
> rar
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