help installing on COBALT RAQ

Kham Vue kvue at WADSNET.COM
Tue May 14 17:11:30 IST 2002

I have a RAQ4i running RedHat Linux 6.

I get the following error when starting the mailscanner:
    >>Starting MailScanner: /var/spool/ and /var/spool/mqueue must be on the
    >> me filesystem/partition! at /usr/local/MailScanner/bin/ line 60.

The problem is /var/spool/mqueue is a SL to /home/spool/mqueue are not on the same
How do I go about changing this in mailscanner??

Kham Vue
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The City of Wadsworth
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajesh Fowkar" <rajesh-shriram at GMX.NET>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: scanning of messages received using fetchmail - followup

> On 14/05/02 at 09:07 - Peter Peters said in public:
> >On Wed, 15 May 2002 00:03:16 +0000, you wrote:
> >
> >>As you can see, it is going as postmaster at debian.home ( here debian.home is
> >>a fictitous domain name on my home machine ). Due to this sendmail is not
> >>sending the mail to the actual sender but bounces back.
> >
> >Have you changed mailscanner.conf to show the correct postmaster
> >address:
> ># Set email address of who to notify about any infections found.
> ># Should put your full domain name here too,
> >#    e.g. postmaster at
> >Local Postmaster = postmaster at
> This part is OK in my mailscanner.conf. Since I am getting the mails sent
> to postmaster at debian.home which is my local machine. I am sending mail
> using isp's smarthost.
> My problem is when the mail is sent to the person who has sent the virus
> infected mail. The mail is sent by postmaster at debian.home which is not sent
> since debian.home is not a valid domain on the net. As a result the mail
> which is sent to the person who has sent the virus mail is not delivered.
> If I change my local domain from debian.home to say than
> yes the mail will be sent as From : postmaster at which will go
> through. However any mail sent to will be returned back
> since I will be specifying as the local domain :-). See that
> also I cannot do. Somehow any way there to specify From : address as say
> rajesh at, since if that person replies to my mail than I will
> receive his reply.
> Thanks for all the replies. Hope I am clear in putting across my problem.
> Peace
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