[clamav-users] Scanning emails

Bev Clues bev at clues.co.uk
Sun Mar 29 12:36:52 EDT 2020


I am running scans outside sendmail - is clamdscan ok instead?

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Bev Clues, Clues & Co
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On 2020-03-29 15:33, Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:
>> * Bev Clues via clamav-users:
>> 
>>> Can you tell me if clamd / clamdscan will scan email attachments as
>>> well as the email file.
> 
> On 29.03.20 15:35, Ralph Seichter via clamav-users wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> clamav-milter can plug clamav to sendmail or postfix and clamd can scan
> attachments directly, amavis is not really needed.
> not that amavis is bad, but for scanning, clamav-milter is enough.
> 
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