(answered) Re: mailscanner setup on debian?

Kurt Yoder kylist at SHCORP.COM
Thu Mar 14 19:30:34 GMT 2002

About a week ago I posted a message asking how to do the Sendmail setup
under Debian as detailed in the mailscanner setup instructions:

"Currently, your copy of sendmail will be started by a script such as
/etc/init.d/mail or /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail. Somewhere in this script will
be the command to start sendmail itself. This should look like this:

sendmail -bd -q15m

You should change this to the following two lines:

sendmail -bd -ODeliveryMode=queueonly -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue.in
    sendmail -q15m"

OK, this is how I did it with *Sendmail* on Debian:

edit /etc/mail/sendmail.conf

find the line


and change it to

(note there is *no*line*break* in the previous line; my composer has
inserted it)

run /etc/init.d/sendmail stop
run /etc/init.d/sendmail start

(note: don't do /etc/init.d/sendmail restart, it doesn't reload the
configuration correctly)

Then of course follow the rest of the setup instructions on the mailscanner

HTH for all you Debian folks

Kurt Yoder
Sport & Health network administrator

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