email virus protection

Kendrick Vargas ken at
Wed Apr 9 10:30:11 EDT 2003

On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Wayne Dawson wrote:

> Hello all,
>    is there a consensus on what products and/or methods are the best to 
> protect against email viruses, at the server level?
>    Also, does anyone here have any experience with a product called Antivir?
>    Here's our setup.  We will use Cyrus IMAP on Linux.  Incoming mail will 
> go through a separate SMTP gateway machine (also Linux), and email will be 
> retrieved by (1) Windows XP client machines on our LAN, and (2) a web based 
> client that will probably be running on the same machine as the SMTP gateway.

My present setup has Postfix as SMTP and AMaViS as the virus scanner, 
using ClamAV and F-Prot as the scanning engines. ClamAV is free and F-Prot 
is free for non-commercial use. F-Prot is really good, and I've never had 
a problem with it. ClamAV is good too, except that sometimes virus updates 
are not available (web site down) and/or the definitions aren't always as 
up to date as F-Prot. 

AMaViS is set up as an SMTP gateway, so it has the potential of working 
with any email server. It can be bitchy sometimes, but it mostly works.

Let he who is without clue kiss my ass

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