virus detection in evolution

Rob Kendrick ubuntu-users-l at
Fri Jul 22 21:58:54 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 15:15 -0500, Charles Malespin wrote:

> 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?

Install ClamAV.  It's a free and open source virus scanner for Linux
that detects many many many viruses, and has more frequent updates than
some commercial Windows scanners. You'll want to apt-get install clamav,
clamav-daemon and clamav-freshclam (which does the automatic updating.)

Then you can use the command line tool for scanning single files, zip
files, rar files, etc.

I'm not sure if Evolution has any integration into ClamAV as such, as my
ISP uses ClamAV themselves to scan all my mail.

Rob Kendrick
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