They check them only as long as those emails are
actually being sent through MSU SMTP servers.
It's quite easy to send msu.edu mail through any
other mail server you have relay access to and
avoid the AV scans totally (assuming that mail
isn't being delivered to another msu.edu account.
Viruses for the most part don't use your outgoing
SMTP server, so any person outside the @[log in to unmask]
address space should not assume virus checking has
been done. Although you really should never assume
it has been done anyhow. Catching of known viruses
does little more than cut down on the annoyance
factor of deleting them for most people. New viruses
will slip through.
Cheryl A Akers wrote:
> I'm sorry. I know this has been answered before but I don't remember the
> answer. Does the MSU e-mail anti-virus check cover e-mail originating from
> msu.edu accounts?
> Cheryl Akers