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    Posted: 03 June 2003 at 9:24am

Can some explain the threat of holding emails with virus's in the quarantine folder? I am asking because the enterprise virus scanner we currently use is sending alerts because the quarantined emails contain a virus.
Should I exclude that folder from being scanned? That seems like a quick fix, but doesn't sit well with me..

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LogSat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2003 at 2:16pm

Peter,

The new version (a beta is available) that will be released has a database-drive quarantine. EMail messages will not be quarantined using the filesystem, they will reside in a database, so the antivirus should not complain.

FYI, our near future plans do include an antivirus plugin to scan incoming email for viruses.

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I had my virus scanner set to scan and delete infected files and liked the idea of not sending infected files to my clients. My actual mail server still screens the email and deletes the infected files. It deletes most infected files.
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Thank you for the info.
My concern was mainly that if I kept the emails in the quaratine folder that I would be setting myself up for trouble...
Should I even scan that folder for viruses?


I went ahead and excluded the quarantine folder from virus scanning in the mean time and I will keep my eye out for the official release of the Database Driven quarantine.

Thanks again for a great product.

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You should go ahead and try the database version. Also make sure that you are not scanning the log file directory. Doing so will slow the system down considerably since log files are being written to all the time. I excluded it and saw an immediate increase in speed and a major drop in cpu spikes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keizersozay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2003 at 8:26am
does SpamFilter v1.1.2.124. log to the database?
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No, only the current beta (v1.2.x.x) and all future higher version numbers do.

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