Mailscanner frequency scanning - solve

Nicolas Viers - SCI Limoges viers at UNILIM.FR
Wed Dec 19 07:57:18 GMT 2001

>my mailscanner on a linux mandrake 8.1 with sendmail is very slow
>in scanning frequence.
>When i start mailscanner it scans immediatly and after each
>5 or 10 minutes. During this time the number messages grow in this
>And after 1 hour it does not scan any more.
>Is it possible to tell mailscanner to scan more often ?
>Is there problem on linux mandrake 8.1 (kernel 2.4.8-26) with mailscanner ?

Thanks to Miguel Koren, Edward Mitchell and Julian Field for your help.
The solution was to put "no" for "Spam checks" (the comment has not the same
effect) and "Deliver In Background = yes" in mailscanner.conf
And now (during 24 hours) the /var/spool/mqueue and /var/spool/ are
treated correctly.



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