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There are some caveats you should be aware of before using MIMEDefang. MIMEDefang potentially alters e-mail messages. This breaks a "gentleman's agreement" that mail transfer agents do not modify message bodies. This could cause problems, for example, with encrypted or signed messages.
Deleting attachments could cause a loss of information. Recipients must be aware of this possibility, and must be willing to explain to senders exactly why they cannot mail certain types of files. You must have the willingness of your e-mail users to commit to security, or they will complain loudly about MIMEDefang.
MIMEDefang Copyright 2000-2005 Roaring Penguin Software Inc. 0. UPGRADING ------------ If you are upgrading from a previous version of MIMEDefang, please read the Changelog! Search for the word "INCOMPATIBILITY" to take not of any incompatible changes from earlier versions. 1. INTRODUCTION --------------- With the proliferation of e-mail trojans and viruses, e-mail is becoming more»
MIMEDefang includes support for the Anomy HTML Cleaner. This can "defang" HTML parts to prevent scripting attacks, Web bugs, etc. To use the Anomy tools with MIMEDefang: 1) Download the latest Anomy tools from http://mailtools.anomy.net/ 2) Unpack the tar file 3) Copy the entire Anomy/ directory (found under bin/) into a directory on your Perl's include path (something like /usr/lib/perl5/sit more»
There have been reports of problems on IRIX with the cleanup routine in rm_r.c. To work around this, invoke configure like this on IRIX: ./configure --enable-cleanup-with-rm [additional_options] -- David.
Running MIMEDefang as non-root ------------------------------ It is required to run MIMEDefang and more»
SECURITY -------- Here are some tips for improving the security of your MIMEDefang installation. 1 more»
Running Sophie with MIMEDefang ============================== Sophie (http://www.vanja.com/tools/so more»
MIMEDefang includes support for the SpamAssassin SPAM detector. To use SpamAssassin with MIMEDefang more»
The HP-Compaq Tru64 C compiler requires the "-pthread" argument, but there's no safe way to auto-det more»