Hello, After many happy years using Gandi email services, I have suddenly stared getting bounced email messages like the one below (some info redacted). I have opted out of gandi side virus scanning/filtering and maintain a tight control over my email usage (no email bots or abuse of email running from my systems). As a developer I frequently have to email exe/dll files - how do I opt out of this new email analysis, filtering and banning system? I understand that some more inexperienced or technically challenged Gandi users might need to be baby-sitted, but as an experienced long time user with no history of incidences or abuse of the service, I find that Gandi banning my sent emails represents a serious time wasting problem for me. The suggestion to use encryption, while very good advice, will require a lot of extra steps and time wasted in our day to day email usage. The below email was urgent and supposed to reach its destination in minutes. Instead by the time I noticed Gandi had banned it, almost an hour was wasted holding up the whole development team build process. Cheers, Keith BANNED CONTENTS ALERT Our content checker found banned name: .exe,.dll,XXXXXXX.dll in email presumably from you <XXX@XXXX.com> to the following recipient: -> XXX@XXXX.com Our internal reference code for your message is 15823-04-2/xvPDdmn2o5X7 Delivery of the email was stopped! The message has been blocked because it contains a component (as a MIME part or nested within) with declared name or MIME type or contents type violating our access policy. To transfer contents that may be considered risky or unwanted by site policies, or simply too large for mailing, please consider publishing your content on the web, and only sending an URL of the document to the recipient. Depending on the recipient and sender site policies, with a little effort it might still be possible to send any contents (including viruses) using one of the following methods: - encrypted using pgp, gpg or other encryption methods; - wrapped in a password-protected or scrambled container or archive (e.g.: zip -e, arj -g, arc g, rar -p, or other methods) Note that if the contents is not intended to be secret, the encryption key or password may be included in the same message for recipient's convenience. We are sorry for inconvenience if the contents was not malicious. The purpose of these restrictions is to cut the most common propagation methods used by viruses and other malware. These often exploit automatic mechanisms and security holes in more popular mail readers (Microsoft mail readers and browsers are a common target). By requiring an explicit and decisive action from the recipient to decode mail, the danger of automatic malware propagation is largely reduced.
Mail General: new BANNED CONTENTS ALERT
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- By: WebFriendly Accounts
- Date: on 2014 Jun. 10 15:12
- Subject: new BANNED CONTENTS ALERT