Release Notes for IMail's Symantec Scan Engine v5.1.4

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Note: New Premium AntiVirus installations will now default to delete for Infected File Action, all upgrade installations will remain with bounce.

Symantec AntiVirus for IMail Server is an add-on product for IMail Server.

Ipswitch IMail Server provides Symantec's Scan Engine technology as the Premium AntiVirus Edition.

Product Description

Premium AntiVirus for IMail
IMail AntiVirus integrates an anti-virus server, powered by Symantec's Scan Engine technology, with your IMail Server software. Symantec Scan Engine is a TCP/IP server and programming interface that enables Ipswitch, Inc. to incorporate support for Symantec content scanning technologies into their proprietary applications. The IMail AntiVirus server checks all incoming and outgoing mail for viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other destructive code. Live Update provides continuous updates to combat the latest viruses.

The anti-virus scan checks each message, isolates infected files, and reports the results. If a virus is detected, the anti-virus software can attempt to repair the infected file. It can also redirect, delete or bounce a message. A log file entry is generated and an alert can be sent to the administrator's mailbox.

Symantec Scan Engine Web Administrator

You can access Symantec's Scan Engine protocols and administration settings through Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine Web Administrator. You can access the Scan Engine Web Administrator at the IP address entered in the Proxy Server IP Address on the AntiVirus Settings page followed by :8004 (the default port for the Scan Engine Web Administrator).

For example: The default password for the Scan Engine Web Administrator is admin. The Symantec Anti-Virus Scan Engine Administration page appears.

What's New with Scan Engine 5.1.4

The new Symantec Scan Engine has several added features:

Scan Engine changes:

Release Notes

Known Issues


IMail AntiVirus Premium Edition is included separately from the IMail Server installation. IMail AntiVirus Installation will enable the antivirus features within IMail Server and install the AntiVirus Server.

To begin the installation, do one of the following:

On the installation screen, select the components you want to install, then click Install. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Upon successful installation, open IMail Administrator, and click on the new AntiVirus tab at the top of the page.


1. Open the Add/Remove Programs applet in the Windows Control Panel.

2. Select the Antivirus program you want to uninstall, and follow the on-screen instructions.

For More Information

You can download User Guides and view other information at the IMail Support Center at


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