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Email Attachments

Blocked Email Attachments 

To prevent potential viruses from infecting your computer, OIT's anti-malware filters quarantine messages that contain file types that are commonly used to package malicious content.

These attachments are:

.ace, .ade, .ade, .adp, .ani, .apk, .app, .appx, .arj, .bas, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .crt, .deb, .dex, .dll, .docm, .elf, .exe, .hlp, .Hta, .img, .Inf, .Ins, .Isp, .jar, .js, .Jse, .kext, .lha, .lib, .library, .Lnk, .lzh, .macho, .mdb, .mde, .msc, .msi, .msix, .msp, .mst, .pcd, .pif, .ppa, .ppam, .reg, .rev, .scf, .scr, .sct, .shb, .shs, .sys, .uif, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vxd, .wri, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh, .xll, .xz, .z

Note: Messages that contain attached archive and compression files that contain one of the file types listed above will also be quarantined.

When a potentially malicious file type is detected, the original email message will be quarantined and flagged as malware. These messages require Admin intervention to be released. This can be requested by the user from the Quarantine page.