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worms/viruses in mail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by dcrouch, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. dcrouch

    dcrouch Active Member
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    Is there any explainations for the following?

    A few clients say that they are receiving emails from uncreated accounts on their domain containing worms/viruses.

    We have closed relays and wonder if any information can be found to cause this.
     
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

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    Worms/viruses tend to spoof the address they are being sent from i.e. they make it up completely. Therefore the From: address is not to be trusted.

    You should really consider installing some server-side virus scanning to intercept and prevent virus infected emails. I'd personally recommend Chirpy's MailScanner package.

    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=40068
    http://www.configserver.com
     
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