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A question about Postfix and virus scanning

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  • Ali Majdzadeh
    Hello all, I do not know whether here is the right place to ask this question or not, but I would like to know if it is a good idea to perform offline e-mail
    Message 1 of 32 , Nov 29, 2009
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      Hello all,
      I do not know whether here is the right place to ask this question or not, but I would like to know if it is a good idea to perform offline e-mail virus scanning. By offline, I mean a scenario in which e-mail filtering management tools (like amavisd-new) do not hand out received e-mails to virus scanners (like clamav), instead, virus scanning is performed on mailboxes as regular files on the file system. Does anyone have any experiences regarding this scenario? Is at all this scenario sane or applicable?

      Kind Regards
      Ali Majdzadeh Kohbanani
    • Seth Mattinen
      ... The difference is obvious: everyone loves to hate Microsoft and Google can do no wrong. Simple as that. ~Seth
      Message 32 of 32 , Dec 2, 2009
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        Jerry wrote:
        > On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 01:33:51 -0500
        > Michael Katz <mknews@...> replied:
        >
        >> Responding to support lists is not a sales strategy, and if it was it
        >> would be the worst strategy imaginable because it doesn't work. We
        >> sell software because we have to make a living but answering on lists
        >> is more of a personality trait of mine than anything else.
        >> Regardless, the open source vs. commercial argument is largely dying
        >> because the real argument, in the US at least, is becoming Google vs.
        >> anything else. Their free offerings are ending the need for Postfix,
        >> Amavis, what I make and countless other email products - commercial,
        >> open source or otherwise. Somehow we have all become addicted to the
        >> free stuff that billionairesgive us while spurning the hard work of a
        >> few entrepreneurs trying to make a living. We are a tiny little
        >> company and I answer stuff to try to be helpful, that's it. Save the
        >> cries of evil for people that matter like Google, we are insignificant
        >> unfortunately.
        >
        > IMHO, Google is employing the business method know as "deferred
        > gratification". It is so transparent that I find it hard to believe
        > that there has not been more chatter regarding its business dealings.
        > It appears that only now have some large corporations and government
        > entities started to take action against them. What really annoys me is
        > that when Microsoft lowered prices on some of its retail products they
        > were accused of using the same business tactic. When Google does
        > essentially the same thing, barely a word is spoken. Too many users have
        > become functionally socialist in regards to software.
        >

        The difference is obvious: everyone loves to hate Microsoft and Google
        can do no wrong. Simple as that.

        ~Seth
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