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KLEZ Redux

A friend of mine asked me how I filter KLEZ in my Outlook mail client. I have two rules for this, and they look like so:

  Apply this rule after the message arrives
  with Content-Type: audio/x-midi; in the message header
    and which has an attachment
  delete it

The second rule is the same, except the content type is “audio/x-wav
instead of “audio/x-midi“. You also might want to use the “permanently
delete
” action instead of the regular delete. I’d also advise that you
turn off the Preview Pane for your Deleted Items folder.

And of course the most important thing you should do is to run some
antivirus software, keep it up-to-date, and also keep your Windows system patched.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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2 Responses to KLEZ Redux

  1. Dougal says:

    I should probably also point out that my company runs anti-virus software on our mail server and on all the desktops, and that we keep our DAT files updated. The mail server will not let virus infected emails in or out.

    What happens is that if some infected person attempts to send KLEZ to me, our mail server replaces the infected attachment with a text message explaining that the original attachment has been removed.

    However, I don’t want a bunch of useless messages cluttering up my inbox, thus the rules to auto-filter them to my trash bin.

  2. I have been using it when I have Corrupted dbx and Outlook express wont open. Outlook Express more stable and secure than other programs.

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