Mailscanner Newbie Questions

Julian Field jkf at
Tue Oct 9 11:12:37 IST 2001

At 23:51 08/10/2001, you wrote:
>1. Install mailscanner rpm
>2. Run the Sophos.install script

Good so far

>3. Add "/usr/local/Sophos/lib" to /etc/
>4. Add 'PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/Sophos/bin"' to /etc/profile

Both unnecessary. That is why I provide a
/usr/local/Sophos/bin/sophoswrapper script.

>5. Moved /etc/ to /etc/
>6. Moved /etc/ to /etc/

What was wrong with your original You should use the original
one unless you haven't got one and actively want to just forward mail to
another machine. The supplied would still
need editing (the DH and DM lines if I remember rightly) even so.

>7. Started mailscanner via /etc/rc.d/init.d/mailscanner
>Now.. When I start mailscanner, it moves a bunch of messages to
>/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming and delivers them, but mailscanner never
>seems to do anything else.. ever...

What does your /var/log/maillog say? What sendmail / mailscanner processes
are running? What do you mean by it "delivers them", what do you think it
is not doing?
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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