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Rules for EXE Attachments

rtstannard
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With the advent of viruses that activate in preview mode, I would like to develop a rule that would delete all emails with EXE attachments.  There doesn't appear to be an obvious way of doing this.  Does anyone have a workaround?  I'm using Outlook 5.5

Thanks in advance.
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You can install the outlook security patch,but make sure you read about it first and decide if this is what you want to do.
http://www.zdnet.com/products/stories/reviews/0,4161,2585925-1,00.html
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The security patch also blocks Access files and URL links.  It is a pain.

A more comprehensive way to block exe, com, vbs  and the like is to do it at the server level using Trend software.

You can download a trial versiona at www.trendmicro.com

It works great and filters and deletes whatever attachments with the extensions you specify before they get to the in box.

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The security patch will also break any Outlook programming you might have running (any applications that send mail automatically or get information from your contacts folders).  

Be very careful before installing it.  See here for more information in addition to the article vinnyd79 posted.  

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup.htm

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Thanks for the info.  You're a legend.

Rick

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