A Funky New Year to all our clients!
Here's what we've got planned for this year:
Until recently, we've been using a heavily-patched version of
content-scanning on our email systems. With viruses increasing
in sophistication, and the ever-increasing annoyance of spam,
we're planning on switching to qmail-scanner. The primary advantages
would be seamless integration with ClamAV (below) and SpamAssassin,
as well as qmail-scanner's modular design. qmail-scanner is actively
maintained, whereas our patched version of AMaViS is now rather
old and klunky.
ClamAV is an open-source (free!) virus-scanner,
using the virus definitions from OpenAntiVirus.org - We hope to
integrate ClamAV with qmail-scanner to provide for email virus-scanning,
thus eliminating our need for commercial (expensive!)
linux virus scanners.
IM (Instant Messaging - Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, MSN, etc.)
has become hugely popular in the corporate workplace. It's more
real-time than email, and less formal. Implemented and used correctly,
IM can greatly enhance productivity and communication, both internally
Faxing from the desktop
Using a combination of samba, hylafax, and apache, we've set up
a SMBFAX system. Send faxes from any networked desktop, without
installing complicated drivers, port monitors, etc. Automatically
print and email incoming faxes, in PDF, or JPG format.