Release Notes for IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ v5.2.4

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IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ for IMail Server is an add-on product for IMail Administration Server.

Ipswitch IMail Server provides Symantec's Scan Engine technology.

Product Description

IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™
IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ integrates 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 Scan Engine integrates proprietary and patented URL filtering scanners, and industry-leading anti-virus technology for fast, scalable, and reliable content scanning services to help organizations protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware threats.

The IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ 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™ Anti-virus 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 Anti-virus 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 5.2

Previous Scan Engine changes:

Release Notes (Fixes and Improvements)

Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.4

New Platform Support. Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.4 now supports the following Windows Operating Systems in addition to the existing ones.

Note: Symantec Scan Engine runs as a 32-bit process on 64-bit platforms.

Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.3

Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.2

Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.1

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Browsers

Minimum Hardware Configuration


IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ is included separately from the IMail Server installation. IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ Installation will enable the anti-virus features within IMail Administration Server to activate after successful installation of the IMail Anti-virus powered by Symantec™ 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 Anti-virus tab at the top of the page.


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

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

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