An embedded message is removed from the attachment list on Exchange Server 2007 if the embedded message subject ends with .com, .exe, or any other blocked extension

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SYMPTOMS

In an Exchange 2007 environment, if an embedded message subject ends with .com, .exe, or any other blocked extension, the embedded message is removed from the attachment list. For example, an embedded message that has the subject "What is wrong with contoso.com" is removed.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, download Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1. For more information about Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, see the following Exchange Help topic:
Description of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
For more information about how to obtain the latest Exchange service pack or update rollup, see the following Exchange Help topic:
How to Obtain the Latest Service Pack or Update Rollup for Exchange 2007

After you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, you must add a new entry in the Edgetransport.exe.config XML file to enable the hotfix on Edge Server. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Stop the Exchange Transport service.
  2. Locate the EdgeTransport.exe.config file. This file is located in the following path:
    drive:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Bin\
  3. Add the following entry between the <appSettings> element and the </appSettings> element of the EdgeTransport.exe.config file:
    <add key="IgnoreEmbeddedMessageNamesInAttachmentFilterAgent" value="true" />
  4. Restart the Transport service.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 949512 - Last Review: October 7, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
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