How do I enable AntiVirus protection?
Posted by , Last modified by on 01 August 2012 02:37 PM

From Version 5 Icewarp Email Server an integrated, multi-threaded AntiVirus engine with automated virus base and engine updates.

To enable it, you need to press Start button in Anti-Virus node of the Administration Console.

Antivirus Tab - Integrated Antivirus Section

Second way how to enable/disable Antivirus is in services node. In Administration console go to System -> Services -> General tab. Right-click on Anti-Virus service and select Start

Antivirus Service

This integrated Anti-Virus Engine has many advantages over an external engine. The most important are:

  • performance is much faster (works in multithreaded mode and stays resident in RAM)
  • Can return the Virus name in an SMTP Message
  • Automatic updates to the Virus Database and the Anti-Virus Engine

It is strongly recommended that you use the Integrated Antivirus Engine

However, the older technology which is based on an External Antivirus scanner is still supported.

To enable an external AntiVirus Scanner:

  • Go to Anti-Virus node -> External filters tab
  • click the Add... button to add your AntiVirus engine
  • set any parameters which should be posted to that application (you will need to consult your AntiVirus product manual)

For If you click on the blank button next to the Parameters field and choose the appropriate Antivirus, the pre-defined parameters will be filled automatically.

External AV Selector

Please read the AntiVirus Guide for complete instructions