Windows Defender and/or other Anti-Virus - running locally on server?
Question asked by Merle Wait - 5/19/2021 at 9:51 AM
So was reading the thread about new install and Windows Defender.
Am a little curious... Should Windows Defender be running on a production mail server.. accessing the email folders????   We don't allow that .. for any antivirus...
Maybe I misunderstood the thread... but I thought that Windows Defender and/or other viruses scanners running against email folders / inbound spool was a bad idea.  Am I way out in left field on this??

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The newest release of SmarterMail has added some integrations of Windows Defender to provide some options for AntiVirus. You would still want to exclude the mail folders and root-install any locally running AV to avoid issues with your files. 

Thank you
Tony Scholz System/Network Administrator SmarterTools Inc. (877) 357-6278 www.smartertools.com

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