virus detection in evolution
charles.malespin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 20:15:41 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 15:47 -0400, damonw5 wrote:
> Charles Malespin Wrote:
> > Hi all, I use evolution to get my gmail mail and sort them out with one
> > folder for this mailing list, and one for personal mail. Is there
> > something I can use to scan emails for viruses and things like that? I
> > am running a default set up of hoary so is there something already
> > enabled to help this out? I dont want anything super crazy or
> > complicated, just something I can scan individual emails with or just
> > kinda filter all the emails I get. Nothing too difficult please!
> > Thanks,
> > Charles
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> There are 60,000 viruses for Windows. There are approximately 40
> viruses for Linux.
> Gmail automatically blocks many types of files that contain viruses,
> and full-fledged virus scanning is on the horizon.
> Probably 99% of viruses are in attachments to email. Macro viruses for
> Outlook and Word, etc. don't run on Linux.
> In short, viruses are not a big concern for Linux unless you are afraid
> of infecting your Windows peers. Be careful with attachments and use
> Linux and you should be all set.
> Others here can tell you about setting up a virus-scanner, though.
Thanks for the quick reply. Basically I am asking because I got an
email from someone that I want to scan(it has an attachment). Other
than that I know that linux is fairly safe etc. I havent opened the
email, nor do I do this ever from someone. But this address seems
familiar so I just wanted to scan it to be safe. Is there anything I
can use to do this?
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