mail not being scanned after reboot althought MailScanner was running

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jan 14 16:44:13 GMT 2003

Did you install it using the RPM distribution?
If so, did you read what it said at the very end of the installation process?

At 14:56 14/01/2003, you wrote:
>I'm running version 4.11-1 on a RaQ3
>Strange thing this morning, I noticed an email coming in from a source that
>would normally have been tagged as spam but wasn't.
>I had a look at the header and sure enough, no indication that MailScanner
>had checked it???
>I ran the top command and it showed MailScanner was running a few processes
>then tailed the maillog which showed mail coming in but no scan???
>I traced the exact time the problem arose back to a reboot I did;
>reboot   system boot  2.2.16C32_III    Sun Jan 12 23:28         (1+11:23)
>prior to this all was OK but after this, no scanning.
>I stopped MailScanner then started it again after checking it was definitely
>[root at raq1 /root]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner stop
>Shutting down MailScanner daemons:
>          MailScanner:       ERROR!
>          incoming sendmail: sendmail ok
>          outgoing sendmail: sendmail ok
>[root at raq1 /root]# ps -auxww | grep -i mail
>root       439  0.0  0.0  1192  456 pts/0    S    10:53   0:00 grep -i mail
>[root at raq1 /root]# ps -auxww | grep -i mail
>[root at raq1 /root]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner start
>All is now OK and mail is definitely being scanned but what caused the
>problem, any ideas?
>Joe Quinn, QITC Internet Solutions (joe at

Julian Field
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