Antivirus email processor

I'd like to cycle all email that comes through my hosting isp through clam antivirus (free) before it reaches mozilla mail. I assume that requres it to be read automagically, processed and then made available as local mail. qpopper? This is a dialup pop3 connection I'm talking about. Running Mepis Linux and am getting reports that viruses are being forwarded as part of attachments in some emails. Not sure if that is from an overactive program on other isps, or real. I want to sanitize to remove all doubt. My ISP has a 'quaranteen' program I've turned on, but I don't think it does a very good job. So far, no infections, though.

Anyone tried to set up something similar?

Tom

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Re:Antivirus email processor

So far, fetchmail posting to sendmail using clamav-milter has promise. apt-get clamav-milter installs sendmail, which I'm not crazy about, but I don't want to complicate by swiching MTAs just yet. Only using it for local mail anyway. The quaranteen does a lot of mime mangling and seems to be an isp only program (pay?) I can't change my isp settings to allow .doc through even though I didn't add the extension to the list. Default settings for 'NORMAL' must be pretty tight.

I'll let you know how my testing goes.

Tom

Re: Antivirus email processor

[quote="tconrad"]I'd like to cycle all email that comes through my hosting isp through clam antivirus (free) before it reaches mozilla mail.
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I plan on setting up something similar to this (postfix+amavisd-new+clamav+spamassassin) but I haven't gotten past the research phase yet.

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I assume that requres it to be read automagically, processed and then made available as local mail. qpopper?[/quote]

To download mail, I'd recommend fetchmail. You can serve it to clients using any of a number of POP or IMAP servers.

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This is a dialup pop3 connection I'm talking about. Running Mepis Linux and am getting reports that viruses are being forwarded as part of attachments in some emails. Not sure if that is from an overactive program on other isps, or real. I want to sanitize to remove all doubt. My ISP has a 'quaranteen' program I've turned on, but I don't think it does a very good job. So far, no infections, though.
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A lot of "you sent a message with a virus" mails are from over zealous hosts responding to forged addresses.

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Anyone tried to set up something similar?

Tom[/quote]

I haven't yet but plan on setting up something similar. I've been searching through Google for strings like "postfix spamassassin amavis clamav" or something like that.