p3scan - transparent POP3-proxy with virus- and spam-scanning

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name p3scan
Package version 2.3.2
Package release 8.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 395 B
Download size 180.54 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
p3scan uses iptables port re-direction to intercept outgoing POP3
connections. It provides different types of email scanning and is ideal
for helping to protect your "Other OS" LAN from harm, especially when
used in conjunction with a firewall and other Internet Proxy servers.
It is designed to enable scanning of incoming email messages for
virus's, worms, trojans, spam, and harmful attachments. Because viewing
HTML mail can enable a spammer to validate an email address (via Web
bugs), it can also provide HTML stripping.


Package Version Architecture Repository
p3scan_2.3.2-8.1_amd64.deb 2.3.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
p3scan - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.15
libpcre3 >= 8.10
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0


Name Value
pop3vscan -


Type URL
Binary Package p3scan_2.3.2-8.1_i386.deb
Source Package p3scan

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install p3scan deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install p3scan




2013-06-03 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-8.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Marc Deslauriers ]
* p3scan.c: Pass correct arguments to open() (closes: #684492).
2012-05-21 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.3
* Transistioned from /var/run to /run
* Included fix for freeing unalloacted memory. Thanks to Thomas Parmelan.
(closes: #491088)
* The unallocated memory patch also fixes p3scan dying when misconfigured
(closes: #529843)
2008-06-05 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Replaced etc/p3scan/p3scan.mail broken symlink with copy of 
etc/p3scan/p3scan-en.mail. This will make the file be handled
as a config file by dpkg. (closes: #484676)
2008-06-01 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Better fix for bug #475729. The previous fix broke setting daemon
user in the p3scan.conf file. This fix set the user and group
correctly. Thanks to Thomas Parmelan for the patch.
2008-05-04 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Included linux/types.h to fix build problem agains netfilter.h
from 2.6.25. (Closes: #479306)
2008-05-03 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Added user/group to start-stop-daemon start line in order to force
what group the daemon is run under. This is important when using
p3scan together with clamav. (Closes: #475729)
2008-04-06 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed clean target to not ignore errors
* Moved OpenSSL license excemption from usr/share/doc to copyright file
* Updated man pages to take care of some issues Lintian pointed out
2008-04-02 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed bashism from init.d script (closes: #473687)
2008-03-11 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #355340)
* Added LSB info to init.d script (closes: #469763)
* Changed logic in init.d script to allow for checking if the daemon is
already running.
* /var/spool/p3scan/children is now cleaned on startup (closes: #305368)
* PID file is now cleaned up correctly on initial failures (closes: #333628))
* Fixed clamdscan information in README.Debian (closes: #363313)
* Update copyright file to include OpenSSL exception
* Added new dependency: libssl-dev
* Updated standards version to 3.7.3
* Fixed chown syntax in postinst
* Fixed spelling mistake in package description (closes: #390247)
2006-01-25 - Mats Rynge <mats@rynge.net>
p3scan (2:2.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Added adduser as a pre-depends (closes: #408274)

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