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Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« on: December 03, 2005, 04:38:06 AM »
Google has added a new feature to its Gmail service: virus scanning. The
company will now check all incoming and outgoing e-mail attachments to
keep users' inboxes safe. By scanning outbound attachments, Google can
also keep viruses from proliferating by way of Gmail.

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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2005, 12:23:58 PM »
Good news...
Which engine (product) are they using?
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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2005, 03:42:05 PM »
I bet it's gonna be ClamAV open-source antivirus engine, but not sure of course... just guessing...
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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2005, 06:17:20 PM »
Awesome, this is very good news for gmail users.   ;D

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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2005, 07:10:11 PM »
Good news...
Which engine (product) are they using?
I wasn't able to find that part out even though I did quite a bit of searching.  ??? ???
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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2005, 03:30:34 AM »
I wasn't able to find that part out even though I did quite a bit of searching.  ??? ???
Me too, before asking... no success.
I'm sure it won't be Microsoft One Care  ;D
But it's a bit strange they don't tell which engine they're using.
I hope they're not just 'blocking' the attachment files by the extension... this is ridiculous and Google guys won't do such stupidity I hope.
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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2005, 03:43:55 AM »
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I hope they're not just 'blocking' the attachment files by the extension... this is ridiculous and Google guys won't do such stupidity I hope.
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Virus scanning is here!
Get an automatic check-up every time you open or send a message with an attachment. We even try our best to remove viruses so we can protect you against all the ones we find. You're on your own with the common cold (try chicken soup).

That doesn't sound like 'Blocking' to me. :)
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Re: Gmail attachments now checked for viruses!
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2005, 03:47:41 AM »
[That doesn't sound like 'Blocking' to me. :)
Me neither... but, who knows... I hope stupidity and marketing bla-bla-bla doesn't compromisse Google company.
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