Email Attachment Filtering


One of the most common ways for a computer virus to be transmitted is by email file attachment. To help prevent the spread of viruses, the campus blocks certain file types before they enter the campus email system.


List of Restricted File Types

.ani
.bas
.bat
.chm
.cmd
.com
.crt
.cpl
.exe
.hlp
.hta
.inf
.ins
.isp
.js
.jse
.lnk
.msc
.msi
.msp
.mst
.pcd
.pif
.rar
.reg
.scr
.sct
.shb
.shs
.url
.vb
.vbe
.vbs
.wmf
.wsc
.wsf
.wsh
.zip

Animated cursor
Microsoft Visual Basic class module
Batch file
Compiled HTML Help file
Microsoft Windows NT Command script
Microsoft MS-DOS program
Security certificate
Control Panel extension
Program
Help file
HTML program
Setup Information
Internet Naming Service
Internet Communication settings
JScript file
Jscript Encoded Script file
Shortcut
Microsoft Common Console document
Microsoft Windows Installer package
Microsoft Windows Installer patch
Microsoft Visual Test source files
Photo CD image, Microsoft Visual compiled script
Shortcut to MS-DOS program
Compressed Archive File
Registration entries
Screen saver
Windows script component/Foxpro
Windows script component into a document
Shell scrap object
Internet shortcut
VBScript file
VBScript Encoded script file
VBScript file
Windows Meta File
Windows Script Component
Windows Script file
Windows Script Host Settings file
Zip archive files (known commonly named infected zip files, see sidebar)


Supplemental content

Related Resources

Email Attachment Restrictions FAQ

FAQ about extending file restrictions to ZIP files

Related Topics

Email Virus Filtering

List of Restricted Zip Files

account-info.zip PayPal.zip email-info.zip email-doc.zip account-details.zip info-text.zip body.zip your_details.zip document_full.zip creditcard.zip