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Re: MIME::Tools Perl module and virus scanners
From: Bennett Todd <bet () rahul net>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 09:32:06 -0400

That's good research, and good work.

And I agree with the conclusion you implied:

If you use MIMEDefang (which uses MIME::Tools), you may want to
unconditionally call action_rebuild in filter_begin().  This
forces the MIME message to be rebuilt by MIME::Tools, resulting in
a valid MIME message.

That's the only approach that offers promise of settling this class
of problems.

Do MIME::Tools and/or MIMEDefang know about the punctuation marks
that some Windows MUAs silently ignore in filename extensions? How
about charset canonicalization, non-default (incorrect but commonly
accepted) UTF-8 encodings?

-Bennett

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