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Bug#224423: ITP: p3scan -- transparent POP3-proxy with virus- and spam-scannig

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2003-12-18
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : p3scan
  Version         : 1.0-rc6
  Upstream Author : Jack S. Lai <laitcg@cox.net>
* URL             : http://p3scan.sourceforge.net/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : transparent POP3-proxy with virus- and spam-scanning

p3vsan uses iptables port re-direction to intercept outgoing POP3
connections. It provides different types of email scanning and is ideal
for helping to protect your "Other OS" LAN from harm, especially when
used in conjunction with a firewall and other Internet Proxy servers.

It is designed to enable scanning of incoming email messages for
virus's, worms, trojans, spam, and harmfull attachments. Because viewing
HTML mail can enable a spammer to validate an email address (via Web
bugs), it can also provide HTML stripping.


Note that this is going to replace pop3vscan (I'm the current
maintainer), which upstream was left in an unmaintained state. Several
attempts were made (publicly [1], and private) to get the project active
again. After a while, lots of patches had been submitted [2], and the
original maintainer was still MIA, so p3scan was created by using
pop3vscan as a base and incorporating most of the patches.

[1] http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=3162424&forum_id=9741
[2] http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=55494&atid=477213

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