“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…”