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What is protecting my email accounts?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by damainman, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. damainman

    damainman Well-Known Member

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    Okay before i had mailscanner and uninstalled that to install the exiscan package, but because of problems i uninstalled that and installed the clamavconnector.. but also uninstalled that.

    Today i went into my mail queue and seen it filled up with emails from a nonexistant domain, which have been there for a few days. I checked one of the emails and it was a email sent to one of my email accounts, but it was being bounced back to the sender saying

    "A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    me@mydomain.com
    This message has been rejected because it has
    a potentially executable attachment "the_message.com"
    This form of attachment has been used by
    recent viruses or other malware.
    If you meant to send this file then please
    package it up as a zip file and resend it.
    "

    Question is, what made my server reject the file? Is exim configured to do this automatically, or is it possible that i didn't fully uninstall one of the packages above?

    Thank you in advance for your replies.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    That's the scourge of of /etc/antivirus.exim
     
  3. damainman

    damainman Well-Known Member

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    ahhh, completly forgot about that. After the next stable cpanel release I'm planning to reinstall clamavconnector. Should i leave /etc/antivirus.exim enabled or disable it?

    Also chirpy, how is it you know the answers to everything? I mean your in every post with a solution...starting to think your just a super computer that spends all day calculating problems and solutions.
     
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    :D No, I'm clearly someone with way too much time on their hands ;)

    I think that if you don't use MailScanner, then antivirus.exim is a reasonable method for blocking a lot of spam vectors, but it does need tweaking sometimes.
     
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