Instructions for configuring McAfee Antivirus with MailEnable as an antivirus plug-in.
Step 1: Installing and Configuring McAfee Command line scanner for Windows:
Step 2: Configuring the MailEnable Antivirus McAfee plug-in settings:
Step 3: Creating an antivirus filter within the MailEnable administration console:
In versions 3.x onwards MailEnable introduced a spam protection filter which is enabled by default when you install MailEnable. The spam protection script will score the message with a 100 positive weighting and mark the message as spam if an infection is found by the command line scanner. The infected attachment will automatically be removed by the command line scanner. More information in regards to the spam protection filter can be found within the MailEnable documentation or the following knowledgebase article: Article ME020391
However if you are configuring the McAfee Command Line Scanner on a MailEnable version 1.x or 2.x (Pro or Ent) and require actions to be performed based on message infection then this will require the creation of a global filter in the MailEnable Administration program that detects when the message contains a virus and deletes the message or quarantines it, notifies sender, etc.
NOTE: A global filter can also be created in MailEnable versions 3.x and 4.x (Pro and Ent).
To create an antivirus filter:
Testing antivirus configuration
Test the configuration by emailing yourself the Eicar test virus from http://www.eicar.com. To perform more advanced testing and debugging, follow the details in this knowledge base article: Article ME020085
The MailEnable Antivirus log files are located under: Servers > Local host > Extensions > MailEnable Message Filter > logs > Antivirus
MailEnable antivirus overview: Article ME020389
Which antivirus solution to use with MailEnable: Article ME020144
Debugging the anti-virus support and the Mail Transfer Agent: Article ME020121
|Product:||MailEnable (Pro-1.X Ent-1.X)|
|Keywords:||mcafee mc afee antivirus anti-virus virus scan virusscan|
|Class:||HOWTO: Product Instructions|
|Revised:||Wednesday, May 4, 2016|