Re: [Evolution] FRQ: Pipe incoming mail through AntiVirus tools

Am Don, 2002-07-11 um 13.44 schrieb Xavier Bestel:
Le jeu 11/07/2002 à 13:21, Matthias Hentges a écrit :
Using a filter to scan mails for viruses would be a damn great thing to
see in Evolution.

I can't see the point: I've never heard of any (real) virus on Linux.
And Evolution isn't to be ported to Windows.

Well you are right. Today there are very few Linux viruses (but they
*do* exist). The point is that when Linux becomes more mainstream,
people *will* write a whole sh*tload of viruses. And IMO its only a
question of time that someone finds a way to use a buffer overflow /
some bug in a mail-reading software for linux to spread worms.

The best point in having an AV solution for Evolution is "to be
prepared." Viruses *will* apear. Take my word for it.

But i have another point. My mails are stored on an IMAP server. From
time to time i do login with windows (from my old trusty laptop, maybe
twice a year hehe).
It would *really* s*ck if i would infect me with a Virus from some
3-month-old mail which didnt do any harm on linux.

I bet i'm not the only one who is reading their mails with Linux *and*
Windows :)

BTW: Whats the correct english plural for "virus" ?
(as you can undoubtedly see, english is not my native language :)

Matthias Hentges


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