Exim spools followup

Mike Oliveri moliveri at UTI.COM
Mon Jul 28 22:25:05 IST 2003

Hey guys,

Just a quick question regarding Exim spools. I first brought this up a
couple weeks ago, but only am just now able to tackle it once again.
Anyway, I received an answer conflicted to the Exim installation guide on
the website, so I thought I'd just get a quick clarification.

The Exim install guide at
http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/install/exim.shtml says:

"MailScanner also needs to be told where the Exim incoming and outgoing
spool directories are. In the simple case these settings will work; note
that MailScanner needs to be explicitly told the input subdirectory which
is implicit in the Exim configuration.

"Incoming Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim.in/input
Outgoing Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim/input
If you have split_spool_directory in your Exim configuration the
configuration is slightly different:

"Incoming Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim.in/input/*
Outgoing Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim/input
Split Exim Spool = yes"

However, I got a reply from this list saying MailScanner should look no
deeper than the main spool directory /var/spool/exim. How do the other Exim
users out there have it configured? Also, is this something that should be
updated on the website?


Take care,
Mike Oliveri
Systems Administrator
UTI Systems, Inc
moliveri at uti.com

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