[Spambayes] SpamBayes proxy, Outlook Express & anti-virus

Katz, Amir Amir_Katz at bmc.com
Sun Feb 29 07:07:02 EST 2004


I'm running SB at home with OE and MacAfee VirusScan. Every so often the AV
pops up and reports that a virus was found in file <xyz>.exe which is
located in what seems to be SB's working directory.
 
My assumption is that SB assembles the mail's attachments prior to examining
the full message and as soon as an attachment (which is an .exe file) is
created, the AV kicks in and correctly shoots it.
 
Questions:
1) Is this scenario correct? If no, what really happens?
2) If yes, is there a way to tell SB not to assemble attachments and avoid
the remote chance that the exe will remain there?
 
Thanks,
 
Amir Katz, CISSP 

"The C Programming Language - A language which combines the flexibility of
assembly language with the power of assembly language."

 
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