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The Anomy Sanitizer
The Anomy mail sanitizer is a filter designed to block email-based security risks, such as trojans and viruses. It can scan an arbitrarily complex RFC822 or MIME message and remove or rename attachments, truncate unusually long MIME header fields and sanitize HTML by disabling Javascript, etc. It uses a single-pass pure Perl MIME parser, which is more efficient and precise than similar programs. It also has built-in support for third-party virus scanners. The sanitizer realizes that just because a message contains an infected attachment doesn't mean that the rest of it shouldn't be delivered. Anomy tries to interrupt the normal flow of communication as little as possible, and inform the user of any changes that are made.


User manual available in HTML format from


Download version 1.76 (stable)
released on 3 January 2006


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey22 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Bjarni R. Einarsson Maintainer
John D. Hardin Contributor
Kim Johnny Mathisen Contributor
Mark Salazar Contributor
Sterling Hanenkamp Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl 5.005_003 (or later) with MIME_Base64
Required to use MIME_QuotedPrint modules
Weak prerequisite procmail

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 January 2017.


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