Bitdefender AntiSpam: worth a try?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Nov 23 14:07:43 GMT 2010

Can you get me a downloaded copy and a demo licence so I can write the 
code please?
You can send me big downloads and files via with 
email address mailscanner at Send me any licence keys 

Then I'll see what I can do for you.


On 23/11/2010 13:18, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM, Dave Jones <davejones70 at 
> <mailto:davejones70 at>> wrote:
>     >Hi,
>     >
>     >It looks like Bitdefender just released a free AntiSpam engine
>     for mail
>     >servers (Linux-based):
>     >
>     >
>     >Anyone tried it yet? If so, could it complement MailScanner?
>     >
>     >Thanks!
>     >
>     >Denis
>     I downloaded and installed it but MailScanner doesn't seem to support
>     this version yet in the virus.scanners.conf and the wrapper script.
>     It seems to have some potential goodness since it runs as a daemon.
>     I am using an old version of McAffee that is End-Of-Life on Dec 31
>     2010.
>     It's terrible taking 3-6 seconds to start and load defs for each
>     batch.
>     Dave
> Has anyone been able to integrate this into MailScanner yet?  Anyone 
> looked at it?
> I just received a quote from CDW and the price is very good.  They 
> license by server
> and not by mailbox/email address so 5 servers was under $150.00 US for 
> a year of
> Security for Mail Servers (the middle one in the link below):
> The software does way more than needed when you already have 
> MailScanner but
> I would like to use the AV engine if it's worth anything.  Anyone have 
> an experience
> with bitdefender AV in the past?
> I'm running McAffee that is end-of-life soon so I'm willing to spend 
> some "free" time
> this holiday season to learn how to integrate this into MS and 
> contribute it back as
> long as I'm not waisting my time.
> P.S.  Jules, if you want to give me a quote to do this, contact me 
> offline.  I bet you
> could whip this out in no time and I would know that it's done right.
> Dave


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