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Re: Antivirus ?

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 07:34:00PM +0200, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Mi, den 12.05.2004 schrieb Ow Mun Heng um 07:37:
> > > http://fedoranews.org/contributors/ron_goulard/clamav/
> > I've got this working on my laptop. (based on the above link) I'm
> > pulling emails from the server.. but unfortunely, I do not see in the
> > headers that the mails being 'pop'ed from the pop3s (secure pop3) as
> > being scanned by ClamAV.
> > 
> > Local (outgoing) mails go get scanned though..
> > 
> > Ideas???
> > > Ed
> You get the mails from the remote POP3 server by using fetchmail, which
> is then delivering to your local MTA? If you are POPping using a mail
> client, how should then clamav interact?
> Alexander

Fetchmail gets mail from remote server to your server.  You could then
pop the scanned mail from that local server or use imap.

I don't think a lot of people understood your question.  Really, it
make's no sense.  I assume you have some Microsoft Windows boxes on
the lan and you use pop3 clients to get the mail.  In this case you
would have to rethink about how you get your mail and perhaps move to
using fetchmail and then pop the mail from the local server.

If you are using some type of Linux MUA which pops the mail directly
from you ips's or organization's mail server, you really don't need no
virus scanner but you do need to filter spam.  Filtering at the server
would be better than downloading the mail and filtering with an MUA on
each machine.


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