the problem for virus scanners and similar tools is that they are not arware of GroupWise files. GroupWise data are compressed and encrypted and contains databases which other programs do not recongize. I.e. my local virus scanner sometimes removes VMware workstation files because they are suspect ... this can happen with GroupWise files too.
My suggestion is to exclude local GroupWise caching files from scanning too.
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I see, is it wise or the "best practice" if my domain/post office has no antivirus? or should I install one and just exclude the scanning of my GroupWise directories and if so is there a chance that a virus has infected my GroupWise files or if there are any cases of that happening? Using SUSE12 as my OS for GroupWise BTW.
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is it wise or the "best practice" if my domain/post office has no antivirus?
Unless it is specifically supporting GroupWise, then correct. Also applies to any instances of caching/remote mailboxes I don't know of any antivirus that can properly read GroupWise data, so if they see something they think is a bad, the 'fix' will end up corrupting the data.
The best practice is to have good perimeter antivirus/antispam solution in place and on the workstations, along with good training of the end users for sufficient caution and antiphishing.