[clamav-users] Scanning emails

Bev Clues bev at clues.co.uk
Sun Mar 29 10:08:45 EDT 2020


Hi Ralph,
Many thanks, appreciated.
Bev

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On 2020-03-29 14:35, Ralph Seichter via clamav-users wrote:
> * 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.
> 
> -Ralph
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