Send a test mail with virus attached
We use EICAR test file.
Download EICAR file locally.
For command-line sending, you will need mutt package (mail doesn’t support sending attachment)
apt-get install mutt -y
Send a test test mail with EICAR file (virus) attached
echo "Test virus body" | mutt -a eicar.com.txt -s "This is virus" -- email@example.com
When your server receives a spam mail, you can see in postfix’s
mail.loga lines like:
Oct 12 11:00:25 test amavis: (1576510-03) Blocked INFECTED (Eicar-Test-Signature), [184.108.40.206] [220.127.116.11] <firstname.lastname@example.org> -> <email@example.com>, quarantine: S/virus-SA93AIGegqCY, Message-ID: <20131012145923.GA29765@example.com>, mail_id: SA93AIGegqCY, Hits: -, size: 976, 57 ms
There are online sites which can also email you EICAR files.
If results are not as per expectation, you can start amavis in debug mode using following commands:
service amavis stop amavisd-new debug