Scanning email as it arrives

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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby mundkur » Thu 06 Oct 2011 7:20 am

AMCarter3 wrote:So, I should turn OFF "Quarantine" in the Sentry Pref. Is there any other pref to turn OFF?

Also make sure that the "Quarantine infected files to:" checkbox in the "Quarantine" tab of ClamXav Preferences is not checked.
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby alvarnell » Thu 06 Oct 2011 7:35 am

AMCarter3 wrote:Does this method for scanning email work with Mail in Snow Leopard?

jow wrote:Using Sentry in the preferences and in the Menu Bar...
This sticky discusses the Scripting approach to scanning email.

For questions about using Sentry, please start a new thread.
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby AMCarter3 » Thu 06 Oct 2011 6:35 pm

I don't understand the purpose of NOT moving infected files to a Quarantine folder to be deleted. What do you do with them? Why shouldn't I have them moved?


[quote="mundkur"][quote="AMCarter3"]So, I should turn OFF "Quarantine" in the Sentry Pref. Is there any other pref to turn OFF?[/quote]
Also make sure that the "Quarantine infected files to:" checkbox in the "Quarantine" tab of ClamXav Preferences is not checked.[/quote]
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby mundkur » Thu 06 Oct 2011 7:03 pm

AMCarter3 wrote:I don't understand the purpose of NOT moving infected files to a Quarantine folder to be deleted. What do you do with them? Why shouldn't I have them moved?

Whether or not you are using a mail client that keeps individual messages as individual files or as a group, moving or deleting them outside the e-mail client will cause unintended effects, usually, if you are lucky, at least involving rebuilding your mailboxes. So if your scan shows malware, open the infected file in your mail client and decide what you want to do with it from there. Reasons for suggestion now acceptable?
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby AMCarter3 » Thu 06 Oct 2011 7:16 pm

[quote="mundkur"] Whether or not you are using a mail client that keeps individual messages as individual files or as a group, [u]moving or deleting them [b]outside[/b] the e-mail client[/u] will cause unintended effects, usually, if you are lucky, at least involving rebuilding your mailboxes. So if your scan shows malware, open the infected file in your mail client and decide what you want to do with it from there. Reasons for suggestion now acceptable?[/quote]

Got it. Thanks.
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby AMCarter3 » Fri 07 Oct 2011 4:20 am

[quote="mundkur"][quote="AMCarter3"]I don't understand the purpose of NOT moving infected files to a Quarantine folder to be deleted. What do you do with them? Why shouldn't I have them moved?[/quote]

Whether or not you are using a mail client that keeps individual messages as individual files or as a group, [u]moving or deleting them [b]outside[/b] the e-mail client[/u] will cause unintended effects, usually, if you are lucky, at least involving rebuilding your mailboxes. So if your scan shows malware, open the infected file in your mail client and decide what you want to do with it from there. Reasons for suggestion now acceptable?[/quote]

OK, so now I'm really confused. I had 5 virus warnings occur just now on my wife's computer with email. I got a Growl warning on each one. The warning included a message # like "43049.emlx:email.Trojan-256". I looked in my email client and could not find a message with this number code. I looked in the long headers. That is very tedious. What's wrong with having ClamXav move detected messages to a separate folder and then be deleted?
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby alvarnell » Fri 07 Oct 2011 4:28 am

AMCarter3 wrote:OK, so now I'm really confused. I had 5 virus warnings occur just now on my wife's computer with email. I got a Growl warning on each one. The warning included a message # like "43049.emlx:email.Trojan-256". I looked in my email client and could not find a message with this number code. I looked in the long headers. That is very tedious. What's wrong with having ClamXav move detected messages to a separate folder and then be deleted?
Again, this thread is reserved for discussion of the scripting approach to email scanning and your questions are all about using Sentry. Please don't clutter this up any further. Either start a new thread or read through this one http://www.clamxav.com/BB/viewtopic.php?p=13694#13694 and if you still have questions ask there.
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To AMCarter3:

Postby Jim babcock » Mon 17 Oct 2011 8:34 pm

Hello AMCarter3:

Why not look atthis post for a fool-proof way to scan Apple Mail for viruses with ClamXav?
Just don't forget to do the following:
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clamd.conf option = scanmail No
ClamXav prefs= Uncheck "Scan email files"


It is simple, hasn't any bugs I am aware of and stops any signature messages. It has served me fine for the past 4 years; from Leopard to SNL. I plan to use it in Lion.

BTW, the "ScriptBuilders" web site is still down . Just contact me w/ private mail to discuss further.

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Re: Mail script w/ clamXav NOW IT WORKS in Leo & SL

Postby smkolins » Fri 17 Feb 2012 7:52 pm

Jim babcock wrote:
######### Once more on Oct 17 2011##########


Hi Jim et. al., Looking at this after some time away.... On Lion I'm getting an error in the script
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"on perform mail action with messages ruleMessages for rule theRule"

yields an error on the word "perform".

Anyone?
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Re: Scripts

Postby Jim babcock » Fri 17 Feb 2012 11:00 pm

smoklins: Sent you email…
Let me know..

I made NO changes in moving to Lion.

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Re: Scripts

Postby smkolins » Fri 24 Feb 2012 1:21 pm

Jim babcock wrote:smoklins: Sent you email…
Let me know..

I made NO changes in moving to Lion.

Cheers, Jim B


Thanks. Seems to be working fine. Not sure what happened with the slightly old version I had.

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Re: Scanning email as it arrives w/ Mountain Lion

Postby Andrew » Wed 23 Jan 2013 6:13 pm

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What is the location of the mailbox to be scanned in Apple Mail for Mountain Lion? I am just beginning to learn this program since upgrading to Mountain Lion and having to have an AV installed for school. I like what I have seen from the response times in the forums though.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Re: Scanning email as it arrives w/ Mountain Lion

Postby alvarnell » Wed 23 Jan 2013 7:53 pm

Andrew wrote:What is the location of the mailbox to be scanned in Apple Mail for Mountain Lion?
The scripts discussed in this thread automatically look in the correct location.

If you aren't using the scripting approach, please ask as a new topic.
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby drmaly » Thu 09 Jan 2014 11:17 pm

Mark, I am using the Sentry option. How can I scan email as they arrive using the ClamXav Sentry 2.8 on a Mac Book Pro 2013?
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Re: Scanning email as it arrives

Postby alvarnell » Thu 09 Jan 2014 11:37 pm

Mark's on vacation.
drmaly wrote:How can I scan email as they arrive using the ClamXav Sentry 2.8 on a Mac Book Pro 2013?
As stated above...The scripts discussed in this thread automatically look in the correct location.

If you aren't using the scripting approach, please start a new topic and tell us what you are using to read e-mail.
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