Just a reminder… your end users.. your customers? 


THEY DON’T NEED TO OPEN EVERY ATTACHMENT THEY GET.


They don’t need .scr or .exe or .pif or any of that gunk.  Go into Scanmail and click on “enable attachment blocking“.  Click on the “Ok“ that says turn this off after the incident.  Blow that off.  You want this setting on ALL THE TIME.  Now click on settings and  click “block specific attachments“ adjust to those items that you want to block.  Here’s a sample from a University of what they block.  Figure out those minimal attachments you have to have for business and block everything else.



P.S.  In that same screen make sure the quarantine is on a large place.  Those bad files locations can fill up.  Exchange 2003 sp1 no longer saves “badmail” which is a good thing these days.

 

One Response to OH and one more thing… you don’t NEED all those attachments

  1. John says:

    Susan,

    I copied the files that Exchange offers in the setup wizard of SBS2003 and paste it into the blocked attachments section of Trend.

    John