MailScanner installation problems

Wilfred Bolten Wilfred.Bolten at TOMMY-EUROPE.COM
Wed Dec 10 16:21:16 GMT 2003


I haven't done a awfull lot with Linux before so this is probably the
reason why I am having problems with the installation of the

I have Linux Suse 9 with Sendmail running. I can send emails through my
Exchange organization to this Senmail box and deliver them to the remote
hosts. Also incoming email works fine. So I am pretty sure the SendMail
part if working. 

To add virus scanning and anti-SPAM measurements I want to add
MailScanner to sendmail.

For this I have downloaded MailScanner-4.25-14.suse.tar and performed
the steps described on but I am not getting
the response I am expecting from the system

I ran the tar xvf MailScanner-4.25-14.suse.tar and I got the directories
and files listed as it should. 

The bit about the TNEF I don't really understand. Can somebody help me
out here?

For the rest I followed the steps to change the lines that are needed to
start sendmail but again. What is described on the website is different
from my information. 

This bit on the website does not make any sense to me

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

    sendmail -bd -q15m
You should change this to the following two lines: 
    sendmail -bd -OPrivacyOptions=noetrn -ODeliveryMode=queueonly
    sendmail -q15m

I don't have the line 
    sendmail -bd -q15m

But have
# Description: Start the Sendmail MTA

test -s /etc/sysconfig/mail && \
. /etc/sysconfig/mail

test -s /etc/sysconfig/sendmail && \
. /etc/sysconfig/sendmail

if test -z "$SENDMAIL_ARGS" ; then
SENDMAIL_ARGS="-L sendmail -Am -bd -q15m -om"
if test -z "$SENDMAIL_CLIENT_ARGS" ; then
SENDMAIL_CLIENT_ARGS="-L sendmail-client -Ac -qp30m"
if test "$SMTPD_LISTEN_REMOTE" != "yes" ; then

What do I need to change now? 

Many thanks


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