[clamav-users] Scanning emails

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Sun Mar 29 14:25:55 EDT 2020

On 29.03.20 17:36, Bev Clues via clamav-users wrote:
>I am running scans outside sendmail - is clamdscan ok instead?

outside sendmail? which sendmail?

clamdscan can tell you there's a virus in mail but clamdscan can not tell SA
what to do with such mail. You need middleware. clamav-milter is one such
middleware, bundles with clamav.

>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 
>>>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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