Is it possible check that messages are free of viruses at the list server, just before
they are sent to list members ?
I'm saying this because our mail server has detected the virus ("TROJ_EXPLOREZIP") using
VirusScan, and the message has been sent to me without the (infected) attachment. I will never
have problems with infected emails as long as or mail service is aware of the new virus patterns.
You can do the same thing at the sending network, no ?
France Telecom CNET.
Clement Dzidonu wrote:
> Hello ALL !!
> I just received the message below from Dave Wilson.. I am forwarding
> it to serve as an input to the 'Attachment or No Attachment' debate
> Bye for now
> Hi Clement,
> I'm Dave Wilson, the administrator of LISTSERV.HEANET.IE. I've received
> a couple of reports of viruses being mailed to the AFRIK-IT list. Having
> looked at the archives, I see that you're aware of the situation and
> handling it well. Many thanks.
> I see that a couple of subscribers have requested that attachments be
> stopped by the server. I don't know if this is explicitly possible using
> LISTSERV but the recommended way is to place an upper limit on the number
> of lines in a post using the Sizelim= parameter. Most posts have no more
> than 100-200 lines; the worm post had 3,700. (Also, it's not unusal for
> listowners to prefer that posters split up excessively long messages,
> since they can lead to problems with older mail programs).
> You might also like to set errant subscribers to NOPOST and/or NOMAIL,
> or even unsubscribe them, until they can assure you that the virus has
> been removed from their systems.
> You can use these at your discretion. In case you're not aware, we
> upgraded the version of LISTSERV a while ago so there might be some new
> features you'd like to use that weren't around when AFRIK-IT was set up.
> These are detailed at
> and the updated manuals can be found at http://www.lsoft.com/manuals/1.8d/
> Many thanks, and if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
> Best regards,
> Dave Wilson,
> HEAnet Limited.
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