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Protect Plus - How does it do email?

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From the support doc...

Scan Email

Allows the user to configure Immunet Protect to scan all incoming mail for malicious attachments. Many threats are distributed by email, so Immunet advises users to keep this setting turned on.

How is the scan evoked? Launch of email app (Thunderbird, Outlook Express, etc.), protocol packet (i.e. POP), TCP port (110)? Or what?

 

Is Microsoft Office and its various email protocols supported?

 

Thanks!

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Dallas,

Email works like any other file on the system. You can scan it or as mail is downloaded by the server. The difference is that Thunderbird, Outlook Express, and Outlook keep there file as a type of database so we have to open it up and enumerate through it looking for malicious attachments. We support:

Thunderbird 2.0.0.17

Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007

Outlook Express

Windows Mail

 

--Millard

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Email works like any other file on the system.
Well, in the sense that everything on the system is a "file" your assessment is factual. In the UI there is a feature to enable and disable the Email scan implying that IP2+ is able to distinguish between files-that-are-email and files-that-are-not-email.

 

I see where that is application specific. Unsupported mainstream clients and the likes other simple POP or IMAP notifier/reader (i.e. PopPeeper) can depend on protection by way of any-other-file.

 

Thanks for clearing that up!

 

BTW, Thunderbird 2.x is way old. Do you have a timeline on 3.x support (3.1 was just released)?

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Guest Armin Pasalic

Sorry, I should have said Thunderbird 3.x. I hadn't tested 2.x, but it's supposed to work.

--Millard

We should have a test file on Email Scanning Monitor. :-)

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