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'p3scan' is a fully transparent proxy server for POP3 email clients. It runs on a GNU/Linux box with iptables (for port re-direction). It can be used to provide POP3 email scanning from the internet, to any internal network and can help protect your "Other OS" LAN from harm, especially when used with a firewall and other internet proxy servers. 'p3scan' is designed to enable scanning of incoming email messages for viruses, worms, Trojan horses, Spam (read as "Un-solicited Bulk Email"), and harmful attachments. It can also provide HTML stripping to keep spammers from validating email addresses (via Web bugs).


Download version 1.0 (stable)
released on 20 January 2004


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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey3 May 2004

Leaders and contributors

Jack S. Lai Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite p3pmail
Required to use libpcre
Required to use an anti-virus program
Weak prerequisite Mail_SpamAssassin
Weak prerequisite renattach
Weak prerequisite DSPAM
Required to use iptables

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 June 2004.


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