claws-mail-clamd-plugin - ClamAV plugin for Claws Mail
This manual page documents briefly the claws-mail-clamd-plugin
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original
program does not have a manual page.
is a plugin (loadable module) for the Claws
This plugin allows scanning of mails using the Clam AntiVirus.
Due license restrictions no clamav library is used and it is required that the
ClamAV daemon (clamd) is running on some computer, either localhost or a
remote one. Mails to be scanned and scanning results will be sent to and
received from this daemon using a socket.
This may impose additional requirements for your home folder and Claws
resource folder (~/.claws-mail): global executable permission must be
given to these folders if clamd is configured to use a Unix socket.
To avoid changing permissions clamd can be configured to use a TCP socket
instead, but notice that this requires enabling manual configuration in
Before using a plugin you must instruct Claws Mail
to load it on startup.
For this you must go “Configuration” menu on main window toolbar,
open “Plugins...” dialog, click on the “Load
plugin...” button and select the plugin file, named clamd.so, and press
the “Open” button.
Giving global executable permissions to your home and ~/.claws-mail folders
allows other users of the machine to browse these folders' content. This may
not be what you want.
Wrote the claws-mail-clamd-plugin
Wrote this manpage for the Debian
Copyright © 2007-2013 Ricardo Mones
This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at your option) any
later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be
found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.