defunct mailscanner

Daniel Tan danieltan at
Fri May 2 05:06:40 IST 2003

removed sa checks then restart mailscanner and it works...removed rpm
spamassassin and reinstalled the latest version in .tar.gz format...enabled
sa and it works again...thanks...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Dijkxhoorn" <raymond at PROLOCATION.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: defunct mailscanner


> how come when i do a top on my server..i can see mailscanner <defunct>
> beside it....
> another i need to specify this
> ( -ODeliveryMode=queueonly -OQueueDirectory=
> /var/spool/ in the latest version of mailscanner in
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail?

Most likely due to misconfigurations. I had this for example when i
enabled spamassassin and sa wasnt working like it should.

Do you have sa installed, and enabled in mailscanner ? If so, please
disable it and see if its running afterwards.


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