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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 3.0_rc1 (developmental)
released on 3 April 2008


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey3 May 2004

Leaders and contributors

Jack S. Lai Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=96801&atid=615953
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/p3scan-development
Support Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/p3scan-main

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2017.


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