MM 2012 mmap file with embedded pictures being stripped by security filters.

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The Mindmanager .mmap file format is a zipped folder structure with a primary XML file describing the mind map diagram, with links to sub-component objects, such as pictures. Pictures that are inserted into Mindmanager diagrams (especially via cut/paste of a picture) are saved as a file with a .bin extension ( for binary) within this folder structure.

Many corporations using email virus and security scanning filters regularly block ANY files with .bin extensions, without examining the underlying file contents or header.

For those companies using such security rules, no Mindmanager .mmap file with embedded graphics can be successfully emailed withou being blocked or stripped.

Is there a way to instruct Mindmanager 2012 NOT to use .bin as the extension for embedded graphics objects, thus avoiding the condition that causes the .mmap file from being blocked or stripped when emailed?

Also, if Mindjet has an example rule set for Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange that restricts .bin (executables) but allows Mindmanager .bin sub-component files, it would be very helpful. I would suggest that MindManager post such an example rule set on both the Mindmanager and Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange web sites.

Thanks for your help.
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David Baril

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Posted 5 years ago

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Brittney Mazzetta

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Hi David. Thank you for your inquiry. I am going to change this to an idea as this is not currently a feature built into the architecture of our product. This way, our product team will be able to take this into consideration for future releases. Thanks!