McAfee Email Scan Properties
Why you should
use the email extension:
The Microsoft Exchange
and Outlook e-mail clients are particularly vulnerable to infections of
this sort because of their powerful macro and script interpretation capabilities.
As with the rest of the Microsoft Office application suite, the Exchange
client software makes extensive use of macros, marked-up text, script
commands, and similar capabilities that lend themselves to virus attack.
If you have a large
backlog of mail on your server that you have not yet scanned, if you log
off from your Exchange server, or if you stop the E-Mail Scan module at
any point, you should use the E-Mail Scan extension to scan your mailbox
to ensure system integrity. Viruses could easily remain in old e-mail
messages stored on your server or in e-mail messages that arrive during
periods you are logged off from your e-mail system.
Good security is redundant security. The VShield E-Mail Scan module looks for virus code as your e-mail arrives on your server, or as executable attachments run after theyve downloaded to your system. The E-Mail Scan extension, however, can scan old e-mail stored on the server that the E-Mail Scan module will not see, look for viruses in e-mail that arrives in between times you log in to your Exchange server, or can scan your mailbox if youve temporarily disabled the VShield E-Mail Scan module.
Preventative maintenance means safety. With fast e-mail connections between powerful, web-enabled, scripted client software, it takes only a moment to get infected, sometimes even before you open your mail. Regular scan operations can often catch infections before they spread or do any harm.