“ClamXav is a free virus checker for Mac OS X. It uses the tried, tested and very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end.”
ClamXav is a free virus checker for Mac OS X. It is located at http://www.clamxav.com/index.php. Though viruses attacking OS X users is none, it is kind to scan email that may be replied to Windows users.
I am running ClamXav-Sentry to scan download folders and email folders. The user must add the folders that ClamXav-Sentry watches and at first I added
These folders have all subfolders scanned also.
But every time the mail program checked my nine (9) email accounts I had many dialog screens filling my desktop each alerting me that a single email had been identified with a virus and had been quarantined. Wow every day their were dozens likely owing to the long length of time I have had some of these accounts. I do not see a way to turn these notifications off.
This was a little frustrating. Then it occurred to me that the mail servers were already shunting infected emails to spam/trash/junk folders and that I was rescanning these.
My solution is to not scan the mail folder and all subdirectories with ClamXav-Sentry, but to scan the Inbox for each account.
So, ~/Library/Mail is removed and a list of ~/Library/Mail/xxxxxxxxx/INBOX.imapmbox
The comprehensive scan will catch the emails in the spam/trash/junk folders of each account when it is evoked.
A final piece of the setup is that to see the Mail folder in Library you use the column view.