MailScanner configuration/installation question

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Nov 16 12:47:08 GMT 2003

Have you changed your file *at all*?
If so, undo the changes.

At 12:28 16/11/2003, you wrote:
>I'm very new to the MailScanner and just installed it on a RedHat 7.2 system
>that I administer for my work (a non profit organization). Just recently we
>decided to create a lot of mailing lists and create accounts for people in
>order for them to use e-mail. The server uses sendmail as it's MTA. I have
>installed the latest MailScanner 4.24-5 for RedHat as an RPM Version and
>configured all sorts of things. As it seemed the MailScanner scanned the
>incoming mails that went over the mailing lists and sent them on to the
>recipients of the mailing lists.
>However it was not possible for the "normal" users that used the machine to
>e-mail to send emails from the server (either using a Squirrelmail that I
>have installed on the system or from the outside). The server accepted the
>mail without problems but the receivers never got the e-mail.
>As it turned out after some nerve wreaking days of configuring and receiving
>e-mails from the users that if I turned off the MailScanner service (service
>MailScanner stop) and only turned on sendmail (service sendmail start) it
>would work perfectly (well, not perfect for me since the MailScanner was not
>involved in this).
>Any help would be greatly appreciated 'cause I think the MailScanner is a
>software of enormous potential!
>There was a young girl from Hong Kong
>Whose cervical cap was a gong.
>         She said with a yell,
>         As a shot rang her bell,
>"I'll give you a ding for a dong!"

Julian Field
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