Best way to use clamav (MTA or MailScanner)

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Fri Jan 12 21:44:44 CET 2007

Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> Next, run something like a clamav-milter and reject as many viruses as 
> possible without causing false positives and/or delay in incoming mail. 
> You wouldn't want the sending MTA to timeout due to clamav-milter taking 
> a lot of time.
> Finally run clamavmodule OR clamscan at the mailscanner level to get rid 
> of any archives that couldn't be unpacked at the clamav-milter level 
> (say rar, lha, arj etc..)

This is one of the reasons I use clamav-milter *and* clamavmodule. One 
will sometimes pick up what the other one misses for whatever reason.


Alex Neuman
N&K Technology Consultants

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