Remove E-mail Attachments

By removing e-mail attachments received from the Internet, you help to prevent a virus or malicious program from harming your local network.

 

Item Description

Enable Exchange Server to remove Internet e-mail attachments that have the following extensions

Select this check box to remove specified e-mail attachments from SMTP-based e-mail (e-mail that is received by Exchange server) from the Internet. This includes POP3 e-mail delivered by the Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes. It does not include e-mail attachments sent between two client computers on the local network.

If you do not want to remove any attachments, clear the check box.

noteNote
When Internet e-mail attachments are removed from incoming e-mail, a text note is added to the message to notify the recipient that an e-mail attachment was removed. If you want to customize the message, you can modify the text in systemdrive\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\ICW\Attachment.txt.
noteNote
In addition to removing e-mail attachments from Internet e-mail, consider using antivirus software that adequately protects your network from viruses.

File name extension

Displays the file name extensions that will be removed from Internet e-mail attachments. File name extensions follow the last period in a file name and indicate the type of information stored in a file. For example, in the file name Example.txt, the file name extension is .txt, which indicates that the file is a text file.

Description

Displays the type of file for the file name extension. For example, batch file is the description for the .bat file name extension.

Save removed e-mail attachments in a folder

Select this check box to save removed e-mail attachments. You must then specify a folder.

You can perform the following actions for defining attachment types to be removed from Internet e-mail.

 

Item Description

Add

Click to add a new attachment type that you want to remove from Internet e-mail.

Edit

Click to modify a selected attachment type that is already assigned.

Remove

Removes the selected attachment type from the list of attachment types that are to be removed from Internet e-mail.

Attachment types that are removed from Internet e-mail by default:

 

File name extension Description

.ade

Microsoft Access project extension

.adp

Microsoft Access project

.app

FoxPro-generated application

.bas

Microsoft Visual Basic class module

.bat

Batch file

.chm

Compiled HTML Help file

.cmd

Microsoft Windows–NT Command script

.com

Microsoft MS-DOS program

.cpl

Control Panel extension

.crt

Security certificate

.csh

Unix shell script

.exe

Program

.fxp

FoxPro file

.hlp

Help file

.hta

HTML program

.inf

Setup Information

.ins

Internet Naming Service

.isp

Internet Communication settings

.js

JScript file

.jse

Jscript Encoded Script file

.ksh

Unix shell script

.lnk

Shortcut

.mda

Microsoft Access add-in program

.mdb

Microsoft Access program

.mde

Microsoft Access MDE database

.mdt

Microsoft Access add-in data

.mdw

Microsoft Access workgroup information

.mdz

Microsoft Access wizard program

.msc

Microsoft Common Console document

.msi

Microsoft Windows Installer package

.msp

Microsoft Windows Installer update

.mst

Microsoft Windows Installer transform; Microsoft Visual Test source file

.ops

FoxPro file

.pcd

Photo CD image; Microsoft Visual compiled script

.pif

Shortcut to MS-DOS program

.prf

Microsoft Outlook profile settings

.prg

FoxPro program source file

.reg

Registration entries

.scf

Windows Explorer command

.scr

Screen saver

.sct

Windows Script Component

.shb

Shell Scrap object

.shs

Shell Scrap object

.url

Internet shortcut

.vb

VBScript file

.vbe

VBScript Encoded script file

.vbs

VBScript file

.wsc

Windows Script Component

.wsf

Windows Script file

.wsh

Windows Script Host Settings file

.xsl

XML file that can contain script

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