[Mail scanned] postfix and Mailscanner Installation

damian damian at SCIENCE.NUS.EDU.SG
Thu Oct 30 08:04:43 GMT 2003


Think you need a postfix.in and postfix.

Check the documentation on using postfix with mailscanner.



On Thu, 2003-10-30 at 14:56, Pete russell wrote:
> Hi there I have been try unsuccessfully to install Postfix and
> mailscanner on a fresh red Hat 9 machine.
> I create a new group postdrop and new user postfix, without shell or
> home directory.
> Install Postfix from source using make then make install commands and
> leave all options as default.
> I set up postfix so I can send mail to it, when MX records are pointed
> at it. I have changed the options in master.cf for chroot, for
> everything listed except pipe, proxymap, local and pipe.
> I set up a transport map so that I can out mail to our 2 mail domains -
> domain1.com = smtp: and domain2.com = smtp:
> Install MailScanner and follow the instructions for postfix on the
> mailscanner install guide.
> I have a second linux machine with a fake DNS and MX pointing to the
> private IP of the mailscanner box - so from this machine when I send
> mail to user at domain1.com the mail is sent and received by the
> mailscanner box and I get a message on the maillog about the mail being
> deferred, but that's it, nothing else eve happens, no log entries and I
> can find any files in any of the mailscanner or postfix queues.
> Is there any way of turning on more detailed logging, like you can do
> with sendmail, maybe this will help me trace the message through my
> mailscanner system?
> Is there anything I can do to either postfix or mailscanner to ensure
> mail is accepted and routed, without being scanned - then once I have
> proved mail routing is working, turn on mailscanner anti spam, and then
> maybe turn on spam assassin and then lastly clamav - seems crazy for me
> as a newbie to try and test with everything turned up/on - so I have not
> entered the line for clamav in the mailscanner.conf, and have spam
> assassin support turned off.
> What do I do to postfix or mailscanner to just let the mail route, no
> spam tests, esp DNS as I am on a private network without any real DNS.
> Is it possible to just have postfix installed, and completely not
> touched and then run mailscanner install and this make everything work?
> IF sendmail is installed (eg when you install the OS) is it possible to
> install mailscanner and everything will work, without changing anything
> in sendmail?
> Where should I look for the mail that is deferred?
> How do I turn on more detailed logging - currently I have a console open
> with tail -f /var/log/maillog running
> Thanks in advance for ANY help anyone can offer. (I know they are a lot
> of questions, but I thought easier If I put them in one email, rather
> than a few)
> Pete
damian <damian at science.nus.edu.sg>

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