Newbie to Mailscanner

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Mar 3 11:49:29 GMT 2003

> Mailscanner scan incoming emails for virus, where does it get 
> the virus
> pattern files.  
You need to install a virus scanner (probably a commercial one like sophos or f-prot)

> We are using Trend server protect for another 
> server (win
> 2000)  , does it mean I copy the pattern from this server,  
> or do we copy
> the pattern from our desktop?  I don't suppose there are virus pattern
> that is free to download?

There are - try clamav, but I'd recommend using a commercial scanner too to get maximum protection (especially against new viruses)
> Secondly if I need to subscribe to anti-virus software vendor 
> to get the
> pattern, maybe I can install that software for virus protection on
> server.  I think Trend have linux version of anti-virus software call
> InterScan Messaging Security Suite to handle this task.

I believe the Trend scanner can be used with MailScanner (although it currently has an 'unsupported' code status (see )

> I am sorry for listing this simple/basic question, I did search the
> listing but couldn't found the answer.

Have a good read of the website all the above info is there

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