[Mimedefang] MIME type message/partial

Kevin A. McGrail kmcgrail at pccc.com
Tue Nov 9 09:53:27 EST 2004


>  I am getting complaints of email not being delivered.  I look in the
> logs and they are being bounced with "MIME type message/partial not
> accepted here".  Sure enough the filter blocks this type of message.  So
> like any good computer is does exactly what you tell it.
>
> Can someone please explain the reason for blocking these messages, as
> well as the ramifications if I let these pass?
>  I need something because mgmt is likely to tell me just not to block
> and I would like to have some valid reasons as to why they are being
> blocked.

These type of messages are a huge security hole.  I think this website
explains it quite well:

http://listserv.ntsecurity.net/scripts/wa-ntsecurity.exe?A2=ind0209b&L=win2ksecadvice&F=&S=&P=94

Regards,
KAM



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