Can anyone tell me the best EMAIL anti-virus protection/remover for my MAC?
Be cautious with handling potentially infected e-mails.
Never use ClamXav (or any other A-V software) to move (quarantine) or delete e-mail. It will corrupt the mailbox index which could cause loss of other e-mail and other issues with functions such as searching. It may also leave the original e-mail on your ISP's e-mail server and will be re-downloaded to your hard drive the next time you check for new mail. Track down the file and double-click it to open it in your e-mail client. If you agree that it's spam/junk/phishing that you don't need, use the delete function of your e-mail client application to eliminate it. If this happens to be a Gmail account, you will probably have to do some additional work to permanently delete it from the "All Mail" folder.
Without a doubt, the best explaination of 'infection' i have ever received and i Thank you, your time is much appreciated
However, i have one more question....i ran ClamXav and found 70 'infection names' and 'filenames' in my AOL account. Should i now 'filter' or 'block' this in my email settings? Wouldn't this stop the vius/infection?
I apologize, because, now i am completely into 'tech support' and have left the question at hand! But, i figure, i am on a role here and may as well ask....dosen't hurt!
I am fairly new to the 'Apple World'....and in my previous 'PC/Windows World' the solution in question is how i would normally 'get rid of a virus' in my email
i ran ClamXav and found 70 'infection names' and 'filenames' in my AOL account.
As Linc suggested, for fastest, most efficient answers to question such as this visit the ClamXav Forum.
I suspect most of those possibly infected files are in your Spam or Trash folders, so empty them first and then re-scan your home folder (the little house with your user name) again and see how many you really need to deal with.
To get detailed infomation on what ClamXav has found, click in the top pane of the ClamXav window showing the Infection / File Name / Status to make sure it's in front and type Command-A, Command-C (or choose "Select-All", "Copy" from the "Edit" menu) to copy the information to your clipboard, then post it to the Forum by typing Command-V or choose "Paste" to show us what was found where.