Page 1 of 1

Retrieve Body while Checking - risky?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 6:33 pm
by xiris
Hi,

I want to add a rule to scan the body for advertisement keywords. Therefore I need to retrieve the body while checking.

Question:
a) is it more risky to have the body retrieved while checking?
b) what about attachments - will these be retrieved as well?

TIA,
xiris

Re: Retrieve Body while Checking - risky?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 8:02 pm
by KY Dave
xiris wrote:I want to add a rule to scan the body for advertisement keywords. Therefore I need to retrieve the body while checking.

Question:
a) is it more risky to have the body retrieved while checking?
b) what about attachments - will these be retrieved as well?
The following is my opinion...

a) No, it adds no risk, as PopTray does not execute any commands or html in any message.

b) Yes, they will be downloaded to your PC, but none of the attachments are saved or allowed to execute. They also do not increase the risk.

The following are facts...

PopTray has downloaded just about every email sent to me in the last 5 years and the last few years it's been for K9 to scan the entire message.
PopTray has never caused a problem with any of the messages being downloaded.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 8:17 pm
by xiris
What do you think of the following feature proposal: "add a switch to download attachements while retrieving the body of an email. The default would then be changed to not downloading attachements while retrieving the body."

In this case I even don't have the attachement in any cache or tmp-folder on my PC when PopTray is retrieving the body for preview.

xiris

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 8:27 pm
by KY Dave
Please check out the thread linked below to help understand why PopTray doesn't have the feature you're suggesting...
viewtopic.php?t=601

There is also another thread about filtering attachments linked below...
viewtopic.php?t=1144

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:59 am
by xiris
@KY Dave

thanks for pointing out the topics, now I know how to solve my issue!
I'll download thy body but only the fist 10 lines -> no attachments on my PC and the keywords I want to target are most likely present.

xiris