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How to fix clamav update database error

How to fix clamav update database error

In our role as Outsourced server support specialists for web hosts, we secure and maintain the servers from attacks and viruses. There are several tools that come in handy, for securing various services.

ClamAV is an open source email scanning program that has an antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats in emails. ClamAV is usually integrated along with popular mail servers such as Exim.


That mail never reached my inbox!

Communication is one of the most important paradigm on which a business stands. In today’s world, e-mail is still the fastest means of formal communication. Even though it has been around since mid 1960’s, never before has its glory reached the present stature. The importance of email, especially for people who conduct online business is unquestionable.

It is possible to host your own mail server using sendmail, qmail or exim, among host of other MTA’s. But – “Is there peace of mind?” What if the e-mail is delayed? What if the final confirmation mail of the very important deal, never reaches your inbox?

When so much depends on your e-mail service, you should depend on mail service providers who provide you with professional solutions such as Zimbra, Scalix and MS Exchange among others. On the other hand, you can purchase these solutions and implement them yourself. You would just need a server with network connectivity, to get started.


Good Riddance to SPAM: Effective Spam Filtering with SpamAssassin

Deleting spam everyday is a sheer waste of time and it sure is frustrating to see them take over our mailbox. Have you ever imagined how nice it would be, if your mailbox could identify these problem makers, get rid of them and help you regain the control of your mailbox?

To help our mailbox battle spam, Parallels Plesk Panel has a perfect killer on job:-SpamAssassin. SpamAssasin keeps an eye on your mailbox and uses efficient scoring heuristics to identify and snatch spam. In fact, it is very powerful and a much sought after filter which explains why it is popularly being used in other web hosting control panels too, like cPanel. So, as a web host, you might want to opt enabling SpamAssassin in the control panel, to give your customers , the best of deals.


Scalix – An alternative solution to MS exchange

Scalix is an e-mail and group calendaring solution which is tipped as an alternative to MS Exchange. Scalix gives you the freedom to choose the applications and desktops that best suit your business needs. It offers you many features like e-mail, shared calendaring, group folders and other collaboration features and all these on a platform which is more stable and secure than MS Exchange. It also provides the option of integrating systems like ERP, CRM, and billing into the Scalix system using its open API.

Scalix comes in different editions: Enterprise, Small Business, Appliance, Xandros, Community, and Raw. The Scalix installation without license is possible via its Community Edition which is described in this article.


Zimbra- Your Open Source Mail Server

Are you in the lookout for a good open source mail server?

Well, then your first stop would be Zimbra.

Zimbra provides open-source server and client software for numerous applications like messaging and collaboration: email, group calendaring, contacts, and web document management and authoring.