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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2001

    virus email

    Hello all,

    My server is running Redhat Linux 3.0ES.

    Recently, I received a lot of virus email. I usually delete them. But a administrator send an email telling me my server send out virus email. I checked the email message, it seems some guys using a reply email address which host in my server to send out the virus email.

    Is there any software to check virus in linux? How can I know if my mail got any problem?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  2. #2
    Depending on the MTA(Mail Transport Agent) you are using, there are a variety of open source virus scanning solutions available. ClamAV( is one of the best, an it is constantly being updated with new definitions.

    Unfortunately the newer viruses are forging the reply-to address as an address of another user on a completely different domain, when the e-mail is sent out from the infected computer.

    I would not worry too much about receiving bounces claiming that a virus was sent from a domain you are currently hosting.

    Hope this helps,

    The Maag Group - Intelligent IT Solutions
    Colocation Dedicated Servers Server Administration 877.622.4477

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Thanks a lot Peter. Will install it soon.

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