To Scan or not to scan outgoing e-mail. That is the question...

j. Figueira j.figueira at
Fri Jan 17 16:17:14 GMT 2003


As you all know, scanning messages uses a lot of resources...
Although MailScanner handles it quite well, scanning virus is
allways "heavy" task.

I am thinking on "turning off" the outgoing mail scanning.

1. I _try_to_ protect my network as much as possible. Although
it's impossible to be 100% sure, from inside to outside, there
shouldn't go any virus.

2. Why do I have to be checking e-mail for other persons? Each
network (or person) should try to keep his machine(s) clean. If
they scan their incoming e-mail we are making this job twice
(because I scan outgoing e-mail) (I know it's never too much...
but resources are limited). I know this isn't a very nice
aproach, and it's quite selfish, but I have to deal with an
(almost) overloaded server...

I would appreciate your opinion (and ideias on how to do this in

Thank You

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