Slackware 9.1, Postfix, and MailScanner

Tue Dec 9 23:57:08 GMT 2003

Ok, I've tried for about 7 hours to get the above combination to work.  I've
been successful with the first two.  My box sends e-mail with Postfix just
fine, I've even have it so it relay's to my Exchange box.  So far so good.

But I can't get MailScanner to check any of the mails.  Here is a piece of
the maillog.

Dec  9 13:22:52 freedom MailScanner[8244]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner
version 4.25-14 starting...
Dec  9 13:22:52 freedom MailScanner[8244]: Using locktype = flock
Dec  9 13:23:03 freedom postfix/pickup[8155]: 17EAA2A9F5: uid=0 from=<root>
Dec  9 13:23:03 freedom postfix/cleanup[8248]: 17EAA2A9F5:
message-id=<20031209182303.GA8240 at>
Dec  9 13:23:03 freedom postfix/qmgr[8156]: 17EAA2A9F5:
from=<root at>, size=470, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Dec  9 13:23:03 freedom postfix/smtp[8250]: 17EAA2A9F5:
to=<kcollins at>,
relay=magellan.nesbitt.local[], delay=0, status=sent (250 OK)

As you can see MailScanner is running, and Postfix properly picks up and
delivers the e-mail.  But MailScanner never touches it.

I followed the following websites direction to setup Postfix and

MailScanner Install:

MailScanner with Postfix Configuration:

So my question is this:  What have I got screwed to cause this kind of

As of right now, I've just got MailScanner and Postfix installed.  Once I
get the scanning taking place - i.e. I get a "Scanned" added to the subject
line of my e-mails - I'm going to add SpamAssassin and ClamAV to the mix.

If there are additional pieces of information needed, just let me know.
I'll pass that along as I can.

Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
Systems Manager
Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.

More information about the MailScanner mailing list