What is a forbidden attachment?

In order to protect your email, Axcess Internet blocks certain file attachments. Among these are attachments that can carry viruses hidden inside them. Below is the list of forbidden extensions. If you have a file that you need to email, that has one of the extensions below, we suggest that you compress the file first, using a compression utility like WinZip. You may obtain a free trial of WinZip from http://www.winzip.com/.

Please note: You may adjust these settings at your own risk, by logging into your account at http://axcess.us/webmail, and choosing SETTINGS --> EMAIL FILTERING --> FORBIDDEN ATTACHMENTS.

Axcess uses a three (3) tiered system for blocking attachments, Normal, Strong and Extreme.  Below are the settings for each:

NORMAL Setting

BAT, COM, CMD, HTA, PIF, SCR, SHS, VB*, {*, CPL, JOKE.EXE

STRONG Setting

DAT, 386, ACM, ADE, ADP, ASX, AVB, BIN, CD*, CHM, CLA, CNV, CS*, CRT, DLL, DRV, DVB, GMS, HLP, HTT, INF, INI, INS, ISP, JS*, JTD, MSC, MSG, MSP, MST, MPD, NWS, OBD, OCX, OFT, OV*, REG, SCT, SHB, SHW, SMM, SYS, TLB, TSP, VSS, VST, WBT, WIZ, WSH, VXD, WBK, WSC, WSF

EXTREME Setting

BAS, CPT, EML, MD*, MHT, MPP, MPT, MSI, PCD, PL, PLX, POT, QPW, WPD, VS*, EXE, PNG

If you do decide change these settings, please understand, that Blocking levels are inclusive, this means that if you choose the Strong setting, all Normal setting attachments and Strong will be blocked.  By default new mailboxes are set at Extreme level for attachment blocking.

If you have questions regarding what each type of extension is for, please click on this link,http://shell.windows.com/fileassoc/0409/faq.asp or http://filext.com/. Both of these sites contains file extension search engines.

Change these settings at your own risk!  Axcess Internet is not responsible for any damage caused to your computer from harmful or malicious content received via the Internet or email.

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