Mailing List Message #9516
From: Doug Thurston <>
Subject: Re: Virus check with SIMS?
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 12:41:40 -0500
To: (SIMS Discussions) <>
On 11/8/01 12:36 PM, "Chris" <> wrote:

>> My understanding is that yes, NAV will do this & you do a standard
>> installation of NAV. Then you need to add the SIMS & Autoshare folders to
>> the 'scanned zones' so it scans the folders whenever something new comes
>> into them. I don't know what sort of performance penalty would be incurred
>> as a result of doing it, but it shouldn't be much of a problem on a
>> fast-ish system.
> Can NAV now scan encoded files? The emails in the SIMS and Autoshare
> folders will still be encoded attachments (base64, binhex, whatever).
> Unless NAV can decode on the fly during the scan, all NAV is going to see
> is a bunch of large text files and never a virus.
My school customer uses FirstClass internally and they have a NAV box
sitting outside that actually scans all incoming messages and attachments.
It hasn't let a Windows virus through yet.


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