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outlook express email scanning on fly
robinson2008


Joined: 11 Jan 2008
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Location: sao paulo
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Is there possible to scan Outlook Express email on the fly with clamav??
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Re: outlook express email scanning on fly
b0ne


Joined: 26 Oct 2006
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robinson2008 wrote:
Is there possible to scan Outlook Express email on the fly with clamav??


Unfortunately, outlook express has no means to integrate an AV scanner into it other than using a proxy in between outlook express itself and your mail server. There are some other methods for "hijacking" the mail from OE as it comes in, but they tend to result in crashes or mail-database corruption.
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keithborder@process2.com


Joined: 04 Jun 2008
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Location: Newark uk
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I use a batch file to make a scan of all the Outlook express contents each time Outlook express is started.

This works ok for me & quite a fiew of my customers, the only problem is that after downloading any e-mail the user must close down & re open Outlook express before reading the messages otherwise they could be infected.

If you wish to try the code below make sure that the line 18 that says "XXCHANGE- MEXXX" contains the root to your outlook express folder where your dbx files are kept, this has to be in 8 bit format. ie: outlook express would be = outloo~1 or peterpan would be =peterp~1 .
Your root could be diferent but most seem to be as below?

after creating the batch file put it in the root c:\ drive, then create a desktop shortcut to run it!

then use only this shortcut to start Outlook express.

Hope this helps!

Keith.





@ECHO OFF
ECHO.
ECHO #########################################################################
ECHO SCANNING E-MAIL FILES
ECHO SCANNING E-MAIL FILES
ECHO SCANNING E-MAIL FILES
ECHO SCANNING E-MAIL FILES
ECHO #########################################################################
@echo off
@cd\
@echo off
@cd\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\
@clamscan.exe --database="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\.clamwin\db" --recursive C:\docume~1\XXCHANGE- MEXXX\Locals~1\Applic~1\Identi~1\XXCHANGE- MEXXX\Micros~1\Outloo~1
ECHO OPENING OUTLOOK EXPRESS
@echo off
@CD\
@echo off
C:\Progra~1\Outloo~1\msimn.exe
end
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