Email security In Enterprise Dedicated Email Server

Emails is the most common way for the virus to get spread to all system and servers. In-fact most easy way is to send virus in the attachment and once you download in your local server or system them the virus get installed in the server. Email file attachments are very common way for malware. Blocking certain common file types/extensions can limit exposure to risk. Blocking any of these files extensions will block some valid files at the expense of limiting exposure to possibly malicious files and will not remove all risk of a malicious file being received. Enterprise Dedicated Email server will have very secured settings.

Enterprise Dedicated Email Server

There are major hosting providers who offers good corporate mail servers like Silicon House offers enterprise dedicated email server where the email server will be fine tuned to security. In enterprise email dedicated server you can block these kind of file extension in the server side. So you will not get such kind of emails with the below mentioned attachments. SiliconHouse Enterprise Dedicated Email Server Hosting is a fully secured, robust mail server with state of the art spam control and anti-virus scanning. All major protocols such as POP3, SMTP, IMAP is supported. SiliconHouse Enterprise dedicated email server hosting allows you to access email anywhere anytime as it is compatible with blackberry, iphone and other smart phones. Enterprise mail server hosting comes with XMAIL Trac, Arrow RC pre-installed. Powered by Arrow Server Platform, it allows you to run your mail server hosting in bare metal dedicated server hosting as well as cloud server hosting.

Executable files are not the only files types that can include threats. For example, Microsoft Office Documents, doc, docx, xlx, xlsx, ppt, pptx, etc. can contain macros or scripts. The list below includes file types that can include threats. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list and it is up to the discretion of the administrator which items to block.

.adp – Access Project (Microsoft)
.app – Executable Application
.asp – Active Server Page
.bas – BASIC Source Code
.bat – Batch Processing
.cer – Internet Security Certificate File
.chm – Compiled HTML Help
.cmd – DOS CP/M Command File, Command File for Windows NT
.cnt – Help file index
.com – Command
.cpl – Windows Control Panel Extension (Microsoft)
.crt – Certificate File
.csh – csh Script
.der – DER Encoded X509 Certificate File
.exe – Executable File
.fxp – FoxPro Compiled Source (Microsoft)
.gadget – Windows Vista gadget
.hlp – Windows Help File
.hpj – Project file used to create Windows Help File
.hta – Hypertext Application
.inf – Information or Setup File
.ins – IIS Internet Communications Settings (Microsoft)
.isp – IIS Internet Service Provider Settings (Microsoft)
.its – Internet Document Set, Internet Translation
.js – JavaScript Source Code
.jse – JScript Encoded Script File
.ksh – UNIX Shell Script
.lnk – Windows Shortcut File
.mad – Access Module Shortcut (Microsoft)
.maf – Access (Microsoft)
.mag – Access Diagram Shortcut (Microsoft)
.mam – Access Macro Shortcut (Microsoft)
.maq – Access Query Shortcut (Microsoft)
.mar – Access Report Shortcut (Microsoft)
.mas – Access Stored Procedures (Microsoft)
.mat – Access Table Shortcut (Microsoft)
.mau – Media Attachment Unit
.mav – Access View Shortcut (Microsoft)
.maw – Access Data Access Page (Microsoft)
.mda – Access Add-in (Microsoft), MDA Access 2 Workgroup (Microsoft)
.mdb – Access Application (Microsoft), MDB Access Database (Microsoft)
.mde – Access MDE Database File (Microsoft)
.mdt – Access Add-in Data (Microsoft)
.mdw – Access Workgroup Information (Microsoft)
.mdz – Access Wizard Template (Microsoft)
.msc – Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control File (Microsoft)
.msh – Microsoft Shell
.msh1 – Microsoft Shell
.msh2 – Microsoft Shell
.mshxml – Microsoft Shell
.msh1xml – Microsoft Shell
.msh2xml – Microsoft Shell
.msi – Windows Installer File (Microsoft)
.msp – Windows Installer Update
.mst – Windows SDK Setup Transform Script
.ops – Office Profile Settings File
.osd – Application virtualized with Microsoft SoftGrid Sequencer
.pcd – Visual Test (Microsoft)
.pif – Windows Program Information File (Microsoft)
.plg – Developer Studio Build Log
.prf – Windows System File
.prg – Program File
.pst – MS Exchange Address Book File, Outlook Personal Folder File (Microsoft)
.reg – Registration Information/Key for W95/98, Registry Data File
.scf – Windows Explorer Command
.scr – Windows Screen Saver
.sct – Windows Script Component, Foxpro Screen (Microsoft)
.shb – Windows Shortcut into a Document
.shs – Shell Scrap Object File
.ps1 – Windows PowerShell
.ps1xml – Windows PowerShell
.ps2 – Windows PowerShell
.ps2xml – Windows PowerShell
.psc1 – Windows PowerShell
.psc2 – Windows PowerShell
.tmp – Temporary File/Folder
.url – Internet Location
.vb – VBScript File or Any VisualBasic Source
.vbe – VBScript Encoded Script File
.vbp – Visual Basic project file
.vbs – VBScript Script File, Visual Basic for Applications Script
.vsmacros – Visual Studio .NET Binary-based Macro Project (Microsoft)
.vsw – Visio Workspace File (Microsoft)
.ws – Windows Script File
.wsc – Windows Script Component
.wsf – Windows Script File
.wsh – Windows Script Host Settings File
.xnk – Exchange Public Folder Shortcut
.ade – ADC Audio File
.cla – Java class File
.class – Java class File
.grp – Microsoft Widows Program Group
.jar – Compressed archive file package for Java classes and data
.mcf – MMS Composer File
.ocx – ActiveX Control file
.pl – Perl script language source code
.xbap – Silverlight Application Package