MailScanner is not processing files in /var/spool/

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Fri Feb 14 16:13:56 GMT 2003

Usually it logs to syslog (unless your mail logs go to another file)  Try stopping and starting it then tailing the logs.

BTW. SpamAssassin isn't required and is off by default, so unless you turned it on that won't be your problem.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniele Antoniazzi [mailto:daniele.antoniazzi at ACCENT.IT]
> Sent: 14 February 2003 16:07
> Subject: Re: MailScanner is not processing files in 
> /var/spool/
> Thanks Kevin,
> the directories are all owned by root and MailScanner is 
> running as root.
> Dir /var/spool/ contains both qf and df files, they are OK.
> Actually I've just one process running MailScanner, that I 
> can see with
> ps, and not 5. You say that there could be some problem with 
> conf file;
> I've not tweaked a lot it, I've just enabled virus scanning, 
> and enabled
> sophos as antivirus. Is there a way to understand if it fails in
> processing conf file?
> Bye
> Daniele
> Spicer, Kevin wrote:
> >
> > Have you checked that the user running mailscanner can read 
> and write to incoming and  And that the 
> permissions that sendmail is queing files with make thoses 
> files readable and writable by the mailscanner user (probably 
> this is root - so it shouldn't really be a problem).  Does 
> contain both qf and df files?  Anything in the logs 
> (mail logs go to syslog by default on Sol2.6 IIRC)?  How many 
> MailScanner processes does ps show (normally 5 unless you've 
> tweaked this - I've seen it fail to fork children, at least 
> ones that survive, when the configuration file has an error in it)
> >

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