Yes, we do have a written policy. When our the departments that we work
with sign their contracts with our IS group, one of the items listed is that
we scan all of our incoming and outgoing e-mails for viruses. I didn't
mention that in my opening post.
We use Trend Micro's ScanMail. This was very expensive, but sure has saved
us. We bought it in 1999 and we haven't had an outbreak since.
From: STeve Andre' [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 3:58 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Antivirus Questions... Spam ect.
I'm curious--did you get written permission from the users
for this, or did you just state the policy and everyone
agrees with it?
Mind you, I agree with the policy of scanning emails!
But the MSU aup differs on this, so I would think that
being able to show physical papers that everyone
signed saying that they wanted this would cover the
situation. At least I sure hope it would.
Just a random question from someone who has been
able to steer clear of providing email...
On Thursday 07 November 2002 01:57 pm, Javier Ornelas wrote:
> We have an Exchange Server and we don't care what the U says for
> use (as far as using a virus scanner on our mail server). We have to
> answer to our faculty and staff, and they want it scanned. If they don't
> like it, they can opt out of using our server.
> Sometimes you have to be tough I guess...