config issues with Sendmail and Trend?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Oct 14 20:33:52 IST 2003

At 18:11 14/10/2003, you wrote:
>I am having some configuration issues.  I have a sendmail server (Redhat
>7.3) with TrendMicro VirusWall installed, that relays to our internal LAN
>email system.  That part has always worked.  I have now installed the
>latest MailScanner and Spamassassin.   I installed as per defaults, and
>changed MailScanner to NOT scan for viruses (using [Virus Scanner =   ] )

Virus Scanners = none
is preferred.

>  as that functionality is being done by TrendMicro, and turned on Spam
> filtering in the Mailscanner config.
>Currently, Viruswall works by calling sendmail after is scans for viruses;
>by default it uses '/usr/lib/sendmail -bs '.  I simply changed this to
>call for "  /usr/lib/sendmail -bs -OPrivacyOptions=noetrn
>-OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/  "  .  If I had
>"  -ODeliveryMode=queueonly " included, files would just get dumped into
>/var/spool/ and not get moved out.

I am worried that is doing a delivery attempt, which will bypass
MailScanner. Ideally you want the mail to just be dumped into

>Now, email flows fine.  But it is not being checked for spam (or seemingly
>anything, for that matter).. I can see the email's going into
>/var/spool/ and then being picked up, so I know the basic flow is
>working.  Where do I start looking for what is wrong?  Spam filter IS
>turned on in the MailScanner config.  Should there be report or status
>files for SpamAssassin? (I know, wrong list...but since I'm here...:)
>Sorry if these are ignorant questions, but most of the info I found either
>hooked MailScanner into sendmail by editing the startup files (ie,
>/etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail) or using Sendmail Milter....both of which I am
>not using.

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