Email Security and Virus Testing site

Craig Pratt craig at STRONG-BOX.NET
Thu Feb 27 21:28:46 GMT 2003

I don't know about sites. But Nessus ( includes
a nice set of virus scanner test e-mails using EICAR
( virus test patterns.

Note that the Nessus security scanner checks the mail handler's ability
to deal with different MIME forms. It does some really perverse stuff
that's caused some hiccups in my older version of MS (actually, the
underlying Perl libraries, I believe).

I I figure out how to forward these without having the MIME headers
rewritten, I'll let you know. But running an entire Nessus scan against
your box is certainly a good thing, anyway.

Craig Pratt
craig at

On Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 10:50  AM, Ryan Pitt wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I am looking for a few suggested sites that offer email virus tests.
> Thank you
> Ryan Pitt
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