MailScanner is an email virus scanner, vulnerability protector, and spam tagger. It supports the Postfix, Sendmail, Exim, Qmail, and ZMailer MTAs, and the Sophos, McAfee, F-Prot, F-Secure, CommandAV, InoculateIT, Inoculan, eTrust, Kaspersky, Nod32, AntiVir, BitDefender, RAV, Panda, DrWeb, ClamAV, and other anti-virus scanners. It uses SpamAssassin for highly successful spam identification, and is designed to handle denial of service attacks. It will detect password-protected zip files and apply filename checking to their contents. It is very easy to install, requires no changes at all to your sendmail.cf file, is designed to be lightweight, and won't grind your mail system to a halt with its load. It can be integrated into any email system, regardless of the software in use.
|Tags||Communications Email Filters Networking Firewalls|
|Operating Systems||POSIX AIX BSD HP-UX Linux Other Solaris|
|Implementation||Perl Unix Shell|
Release Notes: Fedora 10 is supported. tnef was upgraded to 1.4.5. A patch was added to ClamAV and SpamAssassin to make the Mail::ClamAV Perl module handle ClamAV 0.94 correctly. mcafee-autoupdate was fixed so that it will work properly.
Release Notes: There is now an alternative phishing net which is less strict than the original. It knows all about top-level and second-level domain names in countries around the world, and will allow a link that points to the same company as the text it claims to be. This is particularly useful for ISPs who cannot use the phishing net because it caused too many false alarms. Support for Sophos 5 has been added. Contents of gzip-ed archives will now be checked for filenames and filetypes. Detection and removal of Web bugs was improved.
Release Notes: A "Use TNEF Contents" feature was added, which you can use to add to a message the attachments which are held in the "winmail.dat" file in an "Outlook Rich Text Format" message.
Release Notes: There are great speed improvements, often as much as a 40% speed improvement. Virus scanners are automatically detected. No configuration is required on sendmail systems. A UU-decoder was added to allow filename and filetype traps in UU-encoded files inside attachments. Many command-line options were added to the "MailScanner" command so you can test your configuration, evaluate rulesets, and debug your installation without have to set the debug options in MailScanner.conf.
Release Notes: This version is noticeably faster than before. File name and file type restriction rules are also greatly simplified, so everyone can actually understand it.