SimScan is a simple program that enables the qmail smtpd service to reject viruses, spam, and block attachments during the SMTP conversation so the processing load on the email system is kept to a minimum. The project is open source and uses other open source components. Small, very efficient and written in C.
- Mailing list: support and discussion: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mailing list Archive
- Simscan Documentation (Qmail Wiki)
- Source Code Change History (ChangeLog)
- simscan.c primary C code
Simscan now available on Source Forge – November 1, 2007 The simscan development team is now using the helpful services at source forge to maintain download files and manage new versions using the version control system. http://sourceforge.net/projects/simscan/
- Runs as a separate program under a separate user than any other qmail program to limit possible security problems.
- clamav virus scanning ( –enable-clamav (default yes ) ). Rejects email containing viruses.
- trophie/TrendMicro virus scanning.
- support for spamassassin 3.0 and 2.6 series.
- support for DSpam
- spamassassin scanning ( –enable-spam (default no ) ). Rejects email that has X-Spam-Flag: YES set.
- spamassassin hit level rejection ( –enable-spam-hits (default 10.0 ) ). Requires –enable-spam to be enabled. Allows for rejection of email above a certain hit count. All other email is passed through with spamassassin headers and changes.
- attachment blocking ( –enable-attach (default no ) ). Blocks emails with attachments listed in a control file.
- fine grained control of clamav/trophie/spamassassin/attachment blocking per user/per domain/per system. ( –enable-per-domain (default no))
- logging of virus name, IP and to/from addresses to smtpd log file when a virus is detected.
- configuration option to set custom spamc arugments –enable-spamc-args
- configuration option to add -u user@domain argument to spamc –enable-spamc-user
- received header which includes virus scanner and spamassassin version information