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    I could not find a posting related to this so I am wondering if I have not configured my system properly.

    I have created a user and added an external pop3 account to retrieve their mail. The mail comes in successfully, but there does not appear to be any spam filtering occurring on the messages. Are the spam and av filters bypassed when you retrieve mail from external accounts?

    How do you manage the spam and av settings? I do not see any options in the admin console.

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    Welcome to the forums

    Don't quote me on this but yes I believe that the messages will not be scanned for AV/AS. The reason why is that Amavis is hooked into the Postfix SMTP instance, and externally fetched email will not be injected into the system that way. Imagine you are collecting a remote POP3 mailbox from gmail.com, how would you tell your ZCS MTA to accept mail for gmail.com

    You could look at using fetchmail to inject these messages through your MTA, but I am off the thinking that if you are collecting from a remote account it should have already been scanned.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Don't quote me on this but yes I believe that the messages will not be scanned for AV/AS.
    Bug 13821 - Mail Filters with POP Accounts not working
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    Bill, that bug is for applying the users mail filters to external accounts, whereas itnetcare is asking for the external account email to be actually spam/virri scanned. itnetcare I would recommend that you file a RFE for this.

    Also, http://www.zimbra.com/forums/announc...r-profile.html please

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    Thanks for confirming that this is the case. We will use fetchmail to collect the mail since it has not been scanned (at least not well) prior to coming in.

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