I'm running a fully updated (via up2date) Fedora Core 3 i386 on a Pentium 4. It is a stable, excellent, polished distribution.
Since I also have a Windows computer on the network and consider moving as much as I can to Fedora 3, I want to make sure that any Windows viruses do not creep in from the Linux side. For the moment, I would like to restrict dealing with e-mail to Fedora, and since I do not run my own mail server but use an external service that I access via POP3 over SSL or IMAP over SSL, I have searched for a way to use ClamAV to check for viruses in the MUA. I'm not biased towards Evolution or KMail or any other as long as it handles the abovementioned e-mail protocols well (KMail is flaky and slow on IMAP, btw., but that's not a big deal for now), and as long as it is GUI. I have found the following alternatives, but so far I was not successful in making use of them:
--KMail has an Antivirus Wizard which I set up to use ClamAV 0.8 (installed from Dag's repository). Since I knew I current had a mail with a virus attachment on the mail server, I used the Antivirus Wizard to specify that I want to use ClamaV and that all infected mail be moved into a local mail folder named "infected". It didn't work.
, not ClamAV) claims to handle things better (faster scanning among others), and has support for Evolution, too, but there is no RPM for Fedora, it is bundled with its own (now outdated) ClamAV, and as I read on the net some users have experienced problems running it under Fedora.
I have not tried it, but it has the bonus of on-access scanning by utilizing Dazuko (which also comes with ClamAV and messes with the kernel, so that's one more reason I want to avoid it unless it's in a tested RPM. By the way, Mandrake has a Klamav RPM).
Any clue why KMail's antivirus check does not run ClamAV? It's supposed to run "clamscan", which I can run manually as either a superuser or a restricted user without any problems. The virus in the infected e-mail attachment I mentioned previously is correctly recognized as such when I save it to a folder and run "clamscan" on the attachment manually.
Thank you in advance.