[clamav-users] Scanning emails
abbot at monksofcool.net
Sun Mar 29 09:35:35 EDT 2020
* Bev Clues via clamav-users:
> Can you tell me if clamd / clamdscan will scan email attachments as
> well as the email file.
Clamdscan will scan whatever you pass as an argument. However, with
email it is common practice to have additional software like Amavis
(https://gitlab.com/amavis/amavis) that splits mail into its MIME parts,
including attachments, and then call ClamAV to check the segments.
I can heartily recommend using Amavis plus ClamAV instead of invoking
clamdscan some custom fashion. Every popular Linux distribution should
have Amavis pre-packaged.
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