Mailing List Message #5840
From: Andrew R. Schmiechen <>
Subject: Re: Automatic Virus Screening?
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 09:00:52 -0500
To: (SIMS Discussions) <>
I've worked with Symantec's product for scanning incoming/outgoing messages.
It works, there's no question.  But it is slow and a pain for routing mail.
Basically, you set up another machine with the Symantec software on it,
which is actually the SMTP receiver of messages.  It scans, then relays the
message on to the real mail server.

Depending on the volume of mail you receive, there may be a huge slow down
in mail delivery.

The only other downside that I saw, was that it didn't recognize Mac virii.


> From: <> (SIMS Discussions)
> Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 05:07:12 -0700
> To: <> (SIMS Discussions)
> Subject: SIMS Digest #1072
> From: Michael Croft <>
> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:28:00 -0500
> Subject: Automatic Virus Scanning?
> So, my user community asked me if we had/could get anti-virus software for
> the mail server.
> Anyone worked with anti-virus software to scan incoming attachments?
> It gets even more unlikely; they really want it to scan for windows virii.
> Believe me, my hopes are not high, but if I could scan, I would...
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> Michael Croft                     "Babeheart?  What's it about?"
>      it's about a cute little pig that
>  slaughters the English"
> -- Freakazoid
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