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I noticed I'm getting a lot of viruses mailed to the cpanel. Am I safe?

Discussion in 'Security' started by webservers, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. webservers

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    I ran a clamav scan on the mail and found a bunch of viruses, even though just a couple months age i ran a scan and cleaned it.

    My question is, if I never open any mails on the server itself (they are all sent to google apps), am I safe from these viruses? Or can they still hurt me if I don't clean it regularly?

    Additionally, is there a way to circumvent this and prevent from ever getting emailed viruses in the first place?
     
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  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    To clarify, are you still receiving emails on the cPanel server even though your mail is hosted by Google? Or, do you mean your messages are forwarded to Google?

    Thank you.
     
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    i ran the clamav scan in cpanel.
     
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    Hello :)

    I believe you are looking for the following option under the "Mail" tab in "WHM Home » Service Configuration » Exim Configuration Manager":

    "Allow mail delivery if malware scanner fails"

    Per it's description:

    If the virus/malware scanner fails, you can choose to defer all mail delivery that would normally be scanned by disabling this option. Note: if you do choose to disable this option and the virus/malware scanner fails, mail users will not get new messages until it is repaired.

    Thank you.
     

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