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  1. #1
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    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
    maxbear,
    Depending on the MTA(Mail Transport Agent) you are using, there are a variety of open source virus scanning solutions available. ClamAV(http://www.clamav.com) 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,

    Peter
    The Maag Group - Intelligent IT Solutions
    Colocation Dedicated Servers Server Administration
    www.maaggroup.com 877.622.4477

  3. #3
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    Thanks a lot Peter. Will install it soon.

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