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Antivirus Add-On

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Category: Spam Filter ISP
Forum Name: Spam Filter ISP Support
Forum Description: General support for Spam Filter ISP
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Printed Date: 20 October 2017 at 3:58pm


Topic: Antivirus Add-On
Posted By: kspare
Subject: Antivirus Add-On
Date Posted: 04 December 2005 at 7:00pm

With the latest virus' going around, i'm thinking I should invest in the av addon because my database is simply getting stupid.

So I want to ask everyone who is using the add-on. Is it filtering out all these virus's that are going around lately?




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Posted By: Desperado
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 12:01am

ABSOLUTELY YES!

 



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 1:11am
VERY EFFECTIVE !


Posted By: kspare
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 7:34am
Thanks Guys!


Posted By: kspare
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 8:50am

Ok, I bought it. I also upgraded to the latest pre-dev spamfilter. it has the option to not quaruntine or send them to null.

Whats the difference?



Posted By: LogSat
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 8:59am
By default SpamFilter quarantines virus-infected emails to the quarantine database.

Users have (rightfully!) complained that during virus outbreaks the archiving puts a lot of stress on the database server, and asked for an option to *not* quarantine virus emails. In the latest pre-release verison of SpamFilter available in the registered user area we added options to either quarantine emails as with previous versions, or to reject infected emails without adding them to the quarantine database, or even to "send them to NULL", meaning that it will make the sender think the email was send, but in reality it will be simply discarded (this latter option is to avoid the generation of NDRs - non-delivery emails, that some administrators prefer to avoid).


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Roberto Franceschetti

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http://www.logsat.com/sfi-spam-filter.asp" rel="nofollow - Spam Filter ISP


Posted By: kspare
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 9:04am
Gotcha...Null it is! Thanks Roberto!


Posted By: kspare
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 9:13am
I'm getting an error: can not load ssl library any idea why that would be?


Posted By: LogSat
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 10:34am

You may have performed a manual upgrade (the setup program always copies all required files...) to the latest version from a really old version of Spamfilter that did not include the SSL libraries, and/or you may have installed the antivirus plugin in a different directory than SpamFilter's installation directory.

For problem #1, please try downloading the latest official release, v2.6.3.487. Extract the zip file, copy all the DLLs from the Win32 subdirectory from the archive into the SpamFilter installation directory, then restart SpamFilter.

For problem #2, please re-install the antivirus plugin, and ensure you select the folder where SpamFilter is currently installed as your antivirus installation directory, as the plugin must be installed in the same directory as SpamFilter to work properly.



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Roberto Franceschetti

http://www.logsat.com" rel="nofollow - LogSat Software

http://www.logsat.com/sfi-spam-filter.asp" rel="nofollow - Spam Filter ISP


Posted By: kspare
Date Posted: 05 December 2005 at 11:05am

that all worked thanks!

And what a difference this is making on my database wow! So much less junk in there!

One question, on this sober virus that has 50 recipients, does spamfilter have to go through each address? Can't it check the attachment to see there is a virus instead of checking each recipient individually?. If this could be done it seems like it would save alot of cpu cycles?



Posted By: LogSat
Date Posted: 06 December 2005 at 5:25pm
Depending on how the remote mail server handles multiple recipients, an email for 50 recipients can arrive either as (1) a single email with 50 "RCPT TO" addresses specified, or (2) as 50 separate emails each with a single recipient. Yes... #1 is much more efficient, but there are several mail servers, some used by VERY big providers, that use #2.

So if SpamFilter receives an email sent as #1, the virus test will be very quick. But if it receives #2, then 50 incoming emails will arrive, each with an attachment that has to be scanned.


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Roberto Franceschetti

http://www.logsat.com" rel="nofollow - LogSat Software

http://www.logsat.com/sfi-spam-filter.asp" rel="nofollow - Spam Filter ISP



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