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Prevent sending of 1KB pdf files

antonioking asked
Last Modified: 2014-09-04
One of my departments uses some software that emails out pdf attachments
Occasionally a fault may occur with the software which results in blank pdf files being sent.

Fairly embarrassing when this happens, usually we don't notice until a recipients contacts us querying why the pdf is blank

Is it possible with Exchange 2010 to create a rule that will stop an emails from being sent if it contains a pdf that is 1KB OR SMALLER?
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & Network

why can't you configure the "software" not to create a blank page?

have tired creating such rule in outlook?


Thank you mcsween
Your code worked, allthough switch -AttachmentExtensionMatchesWords is not recognised in Exchange 2010 so I replaced this with
-AttachmentNameMatchesPatterns ' *.pdf'

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