Re: VS API

  • From: "Jason Merrique" <j.merrique@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 11:42:40 +0100

Lol,

Well I'll second both Paul's points here... I'm no fan of SMS 4.5
either, but it *does* offer you the option of deleting infected emails.

To be honest, I'm surprised the others don't offer you the same.

Jason 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 16 August 2004 16:01
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Re: VS API
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Hi Pete
> 
> I am no great fan of  Symantec products in general but 
> Symantec Mail Security 4.x for Exchange 2000/3 doesn't suffer 
> from this.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Paul Leomnidis.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Moran" <msexchange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 2:41 PM
> Subject: [exchangelist] VS API
> 
> 
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > We've been using Network Associates' Groupshield for years, and
> > experimenting with GFI's MailSecurity scanner for the Exchange Virus
> > Scanning API.
> >
> > In both experiences the documentation says that it's not 
> possible simply 
> > to
> > remove a virus email, that a "skeleton" message with a 
> message saying a
> > virus was removed is still sent to the user's message store.
> >
> > For either Groupshield or MailSecurity you have a ".txt" 
> attachment with a
> > message saying that a virus was removed. Users won't touch these 
> > attachments
> > and phone the helpdesk; "I think I've received a virus"!!!
> >
> > I can't believe that Microsoft have left us such a brain 
> dead solution. I
> > don't want a message saying a virus was removed, just 
> delete the whole
> > thing, or better yet, not accept the message at all into the server!
> >
> > Network Associates and GFI say it's Microsoft's problem. Of 
> course, GFI 
> > say
> > if you use MailSecurity in gateway mode you can delete it.
> >
> > Also, frequently these virus skeleton messages trip up POP3 
> client's like
> > Outlook Express, by causing them to stall trying to 
> retrieve that message.
> > We have to manually delete it using IMAP and the POP3 
> client can "go" 
> > again.
> > This is really annoying with 500 users on one of our 
> client's servers.
> >
> > Any comments?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Pete Moran
> >
> >
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