"How safe are these tests?
Each test is very safe and does not do anything dangerous. Some tests execute automatically, demonstrating vulnerabilities within Outlook and email clients that allow automatic running upon receipt or viewing of the email.".......... http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/faq.htm
Test the security of your email system... http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/
A review of current anti-virus engine tests.

This paper examines the research currently available on leading anti-virus engines - namely, those developed by Trend Micro, Norton, Bit-Defender, McAfee and Norman - and studies their performance in three key areas.....read more: http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity/wpmu...rusengines.htm
Difference between anti-virus software and email exploit detection software

Anti-virus software is designed to detect KNOWN malicious code. An email exploit engine takes a different approach: it analyses the code for exploits that COULD BE malicious. This means it can protect against new viruses, but most importantly against UNKNOWN viruses/malicious code. This is crucial as an unknown virus could be a one-off piece of code... read more: http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity/wpexploitengine.htm


I found a link to this site today on another forum and after I spend some time there reading many pages, I decided to post the link here for others to check that site out.

While I have not run those tests myself yet because it's the first time I visit that web site, I had found that the F.A.Q. page has good info about email viruses and security vulnerabilities.

I think that the same way that I learned something new there without testing nor buying nothing today, I guess others here will find good free beneficial info there.