Mailscanner incoming many directories

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Jan 26 18:14:11 GMT 2004

That's the internal cvs version number of the file. MailScanner logs its
version number to your maillog when it starts.

What to so long to get it running to start with? I am interested if I can
try to ease the installation process.

At 17:54 26/01/2004, you wrote:
>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.

Julian Field
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