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'Protector' is a low maintenance e-mail virus blockade system that runs under Sendmail. It runs on e-mail servers that handle in-bound messages, checks incoming e-mail for attachments that could contain viruses, worms, etc., and replaces the offending attachments with standard warning messages (or modifies them to remove the dangerous parts) before passing them on to their intended recipients. The original "dangerous" attachment is saved in a directory that only the system administrator can access.


User guide and manpages available in HTML format from


Download version 1.00.11 (stable)
released on 26 June 2003


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey19 October 2004

Leaders and contributors

Chris Lowth Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail
Help Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use sendmail

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 November 2004.


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