ClamAV & Sanesecurity & Spamassassin

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Aug 22 14:58:58 IST 2007

Didn't realise you could do this.
I don't know of any command-line switches for ClamAV that tell it what 
signature databases to use, but what do I know :-)

Gareth wrote:
> It should be possible. You would need to somehow stop the clamav that
> mailscanner runs from using the sanesecurity signatures.
> Then you could configure
> with spamassassin.
> On Wed, 2007-08-22 at 13:47, Ryan Weaver wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've looked around but have not been able to find an answer sufficient for
>> me to implement.
>> Is it possible to use the Sanesecurity definitions for ClamAV only via the
>> Spamassassin plugin (i.e. use normal ClamAV Virus definitions for the virus
>> scan, then use only the Sanesecurity definitions with the Spamassassin
>> plugin)?
>> I ask this because I am using the Vispan setup to auto block persistent
>> virus / spam sources, however the Sanesecurity definitions make the initial
>> virus scan return the phishing/spam as a virus hit. This is not completely
>> bad because they are getting caught and blocked, but it would be more
>> sanitary for them to be marked as spam instead of virus.
>> Thanks,
>> Ryan


Julian Field MEng CITP
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