From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Thu 19 Sep 2002 - 12:04:03 IST
> I'd recommend both really. A virus scanner on the mail server will
> (should) pick up any incoming viruses, except for any encrypted traffic.
> This should cover for lazy users not updating their definitions/pattern
> files. However in the case of encrypted mails it does not. So there must
> be a package installed on the desktops as well.
There's a more important reason for desktop-scanning: users will
often hook up their mail readers to external mail servers (i.e.
their own private IMAP mailbox at their ISP, or their Hotmail
account). Any messages they receive this way will not go through
your your server-based scanner.
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