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Two Open Source Email Virus Scanners for Linux

Aug 29, 2007, 06:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph Quigley)

"If Linux is hardly affected by viruses, why do system administrators use anti-virus software on their Linux email servers? Because an anti-virus scanner on a mail server can serve as another level of defense for Microsoft Windows desktop users. Linux provides several server-based anti-virus applications, most of which can be configured to interact with a variety of messaging servers. Many use the actively developed ClamAV open source virus toolkit on the back end; others work with proprietary or commercial scanners. In this article we'll compare MailScanner and Anomy Sanitizer on a Sendmail messaging server.

"Before you install an anti-virus scanner on your server, you should install ClamAV. You can get it up and running from scratch in about 10 minutes..."

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