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Julian Field jkf at
Wed Nov 21 15:36:41 GMT 2001

At 14:37 21/11/2001, you wrote:
>MailScanner seems to be working just as described, which is wonderful.  I
>am having a problem, though, with sendmail not wanting to process any
>replies sent from either the users or from MailScanner.  They all just sit
>in the /var/spool/mqueue directory.  Incoming e-mail drops into the
> dir and is processed as it should be.
>Has anyone had anything like this occur?  Or any suggestions?

Sounds a bit as though you might have users running their mail clients
(pine or elm perhaps?) on the MailScanner server itself. If you have people
directly running the email client on the mail server, make sure it is
configured to talk SMTP to the server, not directly invoke the sendmail binary.

However, you also say that messages from MailScanner itself are just
sitting in the queue not going anywhere. Are you running MailScanner in
"queue" mode? Otherwise it should attempt delivery of messages as soon as
it places them in the outgoing (/var/spool/mqueue) directory.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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