Which anti-vir for KMail?

Too Much Spam dontuse at doesntexist.com
Wed Sep 24 20:04:44 BST 2003

On Wednesday 24 September 2003 20:38, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> dontuse at hotmail.com wrote:
> > Given the recent plague of the SWEN virus I'm getting a lot of e-mails
> > from poor Windows users with an infected PC. These mails invariably
> > contain an exe of some sort.
> >
> > Question: how could I set KMail to pipe all e-mail with an attachment
> > through a virus checker?
> >
> > I installed antivir, a command line virus checker, and I know there is
> > something like the pipe filter in kmail but I have 2 issues:
> >
> > - how can I tell KMail to only run e-malis with attachments throuh
> > antivir - how can I leave the infected message intact and dump it into a
> > "!virus!" folder
> Errrrr ....
> The problem is how to quickly delete this flood of e-mail.
> Linux is TOTALLY immune to the virus, although WINE might be able to run
> it.  Has some either brave or stupid user tried this?
> These messages, the ones that I have received, are to variable to use a
> message filter on them since the message filters do not read the body of
> the message.  You need a trainable spam filter for this.
> --

The point of having an antivirus check for KMail is to
a) know which mails to delete, especially those that aren't caught by the 
filters or spamassassin
b) to make sure I don't forward infected Windows stuff to a poor sod still 
using Windows

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