Email alerts on new virus with Sophos

Sophos’s Linux antivirus product is an interesting beast, but I’ll reserve opinion. We offer a web interface wherein the end-user may review alerts, though some also wish an email alert. This can be configured through savwebd, the web GUI provided with the Sophos antivirus client, or configured on the command line:

[code lang=”bash”]cd /opt/sophos-av/bin
./savconfig -v # review current configuration settings
./savconfig set Email # recipient
./savconfig set EmailNotifier true
./savconfig set EmailDemandSummaryIfThreat true
./savconfig set EmailServer localhost
./savconfig set SendThreatEmail true
./savconfig set ThreatMessage “A virus has been detected and blocked. Please contact your support team for more information.”

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