[clamassassin-discuss] MIME issues

James Lick jlick at drivel.com
Tue Nov 30 16:19:51 PST 2004

Olivier Guilyardi wrote:

> Will clamassassin correctly handle these (for example : MS-TNEF MIME 
> attachments) ?
> Is this the responsability of clamav or is qmail-scanner doing some 
> extra work ?

clamassassin relies on ClamAV to do the unpacking of attachments, so it 
would be dependent on ClamAV to support that.  If you are using the 
current version of ClamAV (i.e. 0.80 or higher) then you should have no 
problem.  Other scanners such as qmail-scanner will do the decoding of 
attachments themselves, which allows them to do other content filtering 
than just virus checking, but it increases the responsibility of the 

James Lick -- 黎建溥 -- jlick at jameslick.com -- http://jameslick.com/

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