the Anomy mail tools

Sponsored by F-Prot Antivirus.

This is the future home of the Anomy mail tools. Currently only the email sanitizer has been released, which is at revision 1.76.

People curios about what the rest of the Anomy tools are for, might be interested in the weird mailing list that inspired them.

The Anomy sanitizer

The Anomy sanitizer is what most people would call "an email virus scanner". That description is not totally accurate, but it does cover one of the more important jobs that the sanitizer can do for you - it can scan email attachments for viruses. Other things it can do:

what makes this better than XYZ?

Since I began writing the Anomy Sanitizer (and a while before), quite a few programs have cropped up which aim to solve more-or-less the same problems as Anomy. I've looked at most of them, and in general they lack the following features:

Of course, many of the alternatives have other features which may be more important to you, in which case I encourage you to use them. But these features are important to me.

downloads, etc.

helping out, getting help

Please browse the archives for anomy-bugs and anomy-list before submitting new bug reports or questions to the lists.

If you just want to chat (or try asking questions), I can sometimes be found on IRCnet using the nickname Juggler. I'm usually happy to hear from users, but don't be offended if I'm too busy to reply or hold your hand.


Related information - other pages related to the Anomy Sanitizer.

Sanitizing email - the following programs have similar goals to those of the Anomy sanitizer. Ideas have been and will be liberally borrowed from them whenever I feel it can improve my program.

Copyright 2000-2004 Bjarni R. Einarsson <>.
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Last modified: 03-01-2006