Sophos and Corrupt Files

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Thu Feb 6 15:09:22 GMT 2003

   Back in April of 2002, I found MailScanner because the gang at
Sophos recommended it to me after I complained about aspects of
Mailmonitor that I didn't like (the fact that it wants to control
port 25 instead of sendmail; I want sendmail to have first crack
at incoming email, then virus-scanning downstream from there).

   Their recommendation answered all of my prayers and I bought a
SAVI license to use Sophos with MailScanner.  MailScanner clearly
has MailMonitor beat on technical merits, but I'll bet that you
*have* sold a lot of SAVI licenses for them.

   If Sophos had any sense, they would drop MailMonitor and support
your efforts 100%.  You have the better mousetrap.  I'm copying my
Sophos salesperson on this, in case she is listening...

Jeff A. Earickson, Ph.D
Senior UNIX Sysadmin and Email Guru
Information Technology Services
Colby College, 4214 Mayflower Hill,
Waterville ME, 04901-8842
phone: 207-872-3659 (fax = 3076)

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Julian Field wrote:

> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 23:05:01 +0000
> From: Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Subject: Re: Sophos and Corrupt Files
> At 22:24 05/02/2003, you wrote:
> > > From: Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
> > > I would hope Sophos and I are in a position to be able to help each other.
> >
> >They may consider you to be competition, though.  When we were getting
> >together our anti-virus solution this time last year, they said "buy
> >SAVI from us, and we'll give our mail gateway for it for free".  But,
> >instead, we went with mailscanner.  It wasn't a loss for them in our
> >case, because they would have been giving it to us for free ... but
> >how many sales for their mail gateway have they lost because you have
> >a free thing in a similar market niche?  (and theirs might not do spam
> >stuff)
> I would hope that I made them more sales in extra SAVI licences than I cost
> them in lost MailMonitor sales. But maybe not :-)
> --
> Julian Field
> MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

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