Skip scan for viruses
Edward L. Hannaford
elhannaford at PSFINC.COM
Fri Jan 30 17:41:43 GMT 2004
On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:26:55 +0000, Julian Field
<mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
>No. The spam detection is done before the virus detection.
>That way you can avoid the extra work of scanning spam messages you are
Really? My MailScanner seems to do both anti-virus and spam scanning. I
get quite a few messages with tags from both processes. Or perhaps I'm just
unaware of one of the inner processes; is MailScanner supposed to skip
anti-virus scanning for all spams or just the ones that aren't forwarded on
to users (high-scoring spams, in my case)?
I also must agree with some other posters. Spam-scanning is nice but, spam
or not, anti-virus scanning is essential. I do *not* want MailScanner to
skip anti-virus scanning of *any* message!
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