IMAP and MailScanner

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 5 09:51:27 GMT 2003

MailScanner has nothing whatsoever to do with your IMAP daemon.

At 15:41 04/11/2003, you wrote:
>we have a small mail server (<10 users) with RedHat 7.3, UW-IMAP, sendmail,
>etc. Plus Squirrelmail 1.4.1.
>The MailScanner is the standard installation (RPMs, I think) with
>SpamAssassin and ClamAV.
>The problem is that from a superficial analysis (running top in a terminal)
>that MailScanner gets called every time we access webmail (through
>Squirrelmail), which would also explain why Squirrelmail takes more than a
>minute long to list a mailbox ( >100 messages ).
>Does anybody know if such a setup would actually run MailScanner during an
>IMAP request and, if so, how that could be avoided (MailScanner has been
>run when mail is accepted, so no further checks should be needed).
>Thanks in advance for any info,
>Morten Norby Larsen                             morten at
>Magister Ludi s.r.l.                          Phone: +39 02 26 11 72 80
>Via Battaglia 8, I-20127 Milano, Italy        Fax:   +39 02 28 46 037

Julian Field
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