Harmful attachments

EPFL’s email servers doesn’t accept attachments with the following extensions:

  • .ACE deprecated archive format
  • .ASP Application Service Provider
  • .BAT Batch Processing (DOS Batch File)
  • .CHM Compiled HTML Help
  • .CMD WinNT Command File, DOS CP/M Command File
  • .COM Command (executable file)
  • .CPL Control Panel Extension
  • .DOCM Macros of Office’s file
  • .DOTM Macros of Office’s file
  • .EXE executable file
  • .INS Internet Communication Settings
  • .ISP Internet Communication Settings
  • .JAR archive Java
  • .JS JavaScript Source Code
  • .JSE JScript Encoded Script File
  • .OCX Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Control Extension
  • .PIF Program Information File
  • .POTM Macros of Office’s file
  • .PPAM Macros of Office’s file
  • .PPSM Macros of Office’s file
  • .PPTM Macros of Office’s file
  • .REG Registry Data
  • .SCR Screen Saver
  • .SHS Shell Scrap Object File
  • .SLDM Macros of Office’s file
  • .VBE VBScript Encoded Script File
  • .VBS VBScript Script File
  • .WSC Windows Scripts
  • .WSF Windows Scripts
  • .WSH Windows Scripts
  • .XLAM Macros of Office’s file
  • .XLTM Macros of Office’s file

because they are frequently used by virus propagating by email.

If you really have to send such an attachment, zip it (.ZIP extension ). Please make sure this .zip file must contain at least two files (you can include a README.TXT file if necessary) before sending it.

Lastly, in order to fight against the Locki « cryptolocker » , every attachment *.ZIP containing at least one *.JS file is also filtered