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Announce: pyscan 0.3 antivirus filter released

Hello All

To those who may be interested. I have released an update to my 
"pyscan" antivirus filter. It is available from 

This release is a bug fix release which sorts out a few outstanding 

Pyscan is a filter system written in python. It filters e-mail based on the 
Mime content headers. It does not make use of a database of known 
virus signatures, nor does it require any commercial software. 

Pyscan can reject an e-mail, or rename the attachment to prevent 
inadvertent execution, depending on the name of the file extension 
and the validity of the mime header information. It also sends 
notification of its actions to recipients and senders.

Pyscan was written and tested using Exim ver 3.3 on a "Debian 
woody" system. Although it should be possible to use it with Exim on 
any platform that supports Python. Use with other MTA's may also be 
possible, I have not looked into that. It is open source software 
released under GPL licence.

Ian Forbes

Ian Forbes ZSD
Office: +27 21 683-1388  Fax: +27 21 674-1106
Snail Mail: P.O. Box 46827, Glosderry, 7702, South Africa

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