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Offline Pondus

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FREE tool for checking suspicious mail
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:09:22 PM »
Metadefender Email Security Cloud
https://www.opswat.com/metadefender-email-security-cloud-mesc-faq



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1. What is Metadefender Email Security Cloud?

Metadefender Email Security Cloud (MESC) is a free online service provided by OPSWAT for you to scan and sanitize suspicious emails and email attachments.

2. How do I use MESC?

Simply forward any email to sanitize-beta@metadefender.com to run a comprehensive email threat scan. After the scan, you will receive an email reply with the scan result as well as the regenerated, sanitized copy of any email attachments.




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Re: FREE tool for checking suspicious mail
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 11:26:27 PM »
As you probably know I'm a trusting sort (NOT), so I probably wouldn't trust them with my data (email address, etc.) even though it is opswat.

So I use a paid option that pulls down a small portion of the email (form my email servers) and analyses them, generally for spam. But I also keep an eye out for suspect email and look at the headers, etc. and flag for deletion off the email servers.

Once done it calls my email client and I download the remaining emails.
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Re: FREE tool for checking suspicious mail
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 05:37:27 PM »
Btw,Numecod malware abuse (posting dropbox links in e-mails) is currently the biggest problem for antivirus vendors.

Avast! In that case has a generic detection now in place to catch this polymorphic malware.

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Re: FREE tool for checking suspicious mail
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 06:09:19 PM »
Some doubt certain protocols, like here: https://sockpuppet.org/blog/2015/01/15/against-dnssec/
More than one vision in the world, like now FTC urging firms to enroll DMARC against PHISHING.

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P.S. Just for the fun of it, this sockpuppet contribution on the DNS backbone: https://sockpuppet.org/blog/2016/10/27/14-dns-nerds-dont-control-the-internet/

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« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 06:16:49 PM by polonus »
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