[Nottingham] P3Scan

Chris Booth Chris.Booth at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Nov 18 11:45:50 UTC 2015

Hello David,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nottingham [mailto:nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On
> Behalf Of david at gbenet.com
> Sent: 14 November 2015 00:53
> To: Notts GNU/Linux Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Nottingham] P3Scan
> On 13/11/15 13:16, Chris Booth wrote:
> > Hello David,
> >>
> >>
> > [Chris Booth >>>] If you don't want to use p3scan how about using
> > Exim?  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EximClamAV
> >
> > Happy Friday 13th :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Chris Booth
> >
> Hello Chris,
> I never thought of using Exim4 - have just downloaded - also I can not
> download the dummy virus files - oh well............. a question: am using
> Thunderbird - how does Exim4 capture my out and incoming mail?
> David
[Chris Booth >>>] 
Exim4 is an MTA for transporting mail from server to server, but it provides a lot of control over how you process the emails. You would still need a POP/IMAP daemon, such as Courier to actually deal with remote pop/imap email clients. 

As it happens, todays Internet Storm Center diary at https://www.dshield.org/  features this script:  https://github.com/xme/mime2vt  to unpack MIME attachments and check them against virustotal.com  which sound more like what you are trying to do.

Other ideas, tell your friends to send to a web mail service that includes malware scanning (and 2-factor authentication) e.g. <cough> gmail </cough>, then you/they can download the email from there using Thunderbird, or, for a "belt-and-braces" approach to malware scanning download to your laptop using e.g. procmail, plus the above script.

[Chris Booth >>>] 

Chris Booth

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