Mailscanner incoming many directories

Travis Zadikem taz at AZTEK-ENG.COM
Mon Jan 26 17:54:23 GMT 2004

Mailscanner is running on a Solaris 2.7 box. Version of Mailscanner is
We are all afraid of upgrading at this time because of how long
it took to get the program running correctly in the first place.
-----Original Message-----
From: Lindsay Snider [mailto:lindsay at]
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 10:10 AM
To: MailScanner mailing list; taz at
Subject: Re: Mailscanner incoming many directories

On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 11:49, Travis Zadikem wrote:
> It appears that the mailscanner incoming directory
> "/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming" on our server never removes the
> directories that are created in what appears to be the pid numbers of
> the running processes.  We now have about 700 directories and think
> this is starting to get annoying.  Can someone please tell me how to
> fix this and prevent it in the future.

You could run:
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch 1 /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming
from cron.

>   We had a similar problem with quarantine directory
> but with another script calle quarantine cleaner was able to get a
> handle on it.

What version of MailScanner are you running?  I think I remember seeing
this with an older version.  Perhaps upgrading would help.

> thanks.

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