SV: Pop3 Proxy

Anders Andersson, IT andersan at LTKALMAR.SE
Thu May 22 10:31:25 IST 2003

> -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> Från: Gary Morgan [mailto:gary.morgan at ASOLUTIONS.COM] 
> Skickat: den 22 maj 2003 10:56
> Ämne: OT: Pop3 Proxy
> Yesterday I had a mass mailing virus get into the office.  At 
> first I was quite surprised that it made it past Mailscanner. 
>  I haven't seen a single virus in months (since I first 
> installed Mailscanner).  After some investigation I found 
> that it originated from someone in the office who was 
> checking an external pop3 account.

Does that mean you dont antivirus on the client computers.... if
your CTO dont wanna secure his net at least get him to install 
AV programs on the clients.....  or block outgoing smtp on the FW.
At least that will save the rest of the world from your CTO  ;)

> My first reaction was to block all external pop3 connections 
> at the firewall.  My CT0 wasn't happy with that solution.  He 
> thought it would cause to much of a disruption.  I had 
> considered installing a pop3 proxy on each client machine 
> (similar to Spam Assassign pro).  However that involves too 
> much client configuration.  So my next idea was to setup a 
> transparent pop3 proxy which would run some type of virus 
> protection, and possibly a spam filter.
> Does anyone know of such an application?  Or has anyone used 
> such an application either currently or in the past?  Reviews?
> Julian have you ever thought of creating such an application? 
>  It would be great to have the same protection from external 
> pop3 servers as I do on my own mail server.
> Thanks,
> Gary Morgan
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