|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: Filtering mail attachmentsby andreychek (Parson)
|on Aug 21, 2002 at 01:19 UTC||Need Help??|
Using Mime::Decoder as tachyon pointed out would work well. However, there are some existing applications which already do what you are looking for -- some are even written in Perl! :-)
There are a bunch of such programs on Freshmeat. Below are a few of them, all of which are written in Perl:
Used from procmail, can take a list of extension types, and removes matching attachments from incoming emails.
Working with Sendmail's new Milter API, MIMEDefang can delete or alter attachments based on a config file, amongst a load of other message altering features.
Providing much of the functionality that the Anomy mail sanitizer does, this program also covers a lot of ground in the amount of things it protects users from.
Each of the last two email scanners will be capable of removing uuencoded attachments. However, if you're still looking to build your own, you could use MIME:;Decoder::UU to help out with that.
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