Mailscanner incoming many directories

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Jan 26 18:34:35 GMT 2004

Hopefully in future you will find my Solaris 9 installation walk-through

Usually Solaris users are more experienced sysadmins and require less help.
Not many people "stumble" into being a Solaris admin. Personally I prefer
Solaris to Linux in some situations as I find it more stable. I haven't got
many Linux boxes that have an uptime over 2 years (and I have Solaris boxes
with that).

At 18:29 26/01/2004, you wrote:
>Sorry.  version is 4.23-11.  The reason it took so long was because
>sendmail had to be recompiled to be up to the latest and mailscanner
>docs are really for linux users NOT solaris users so things had to be
>modified to get the program to work on solaris.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
>Behalf Of Julian Field
>Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 11:14 AM
>Subject: Re: Mailscanner incoming many directories
>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
>Professional Support Services at MailScanner thanks
>transtec Computers for their support PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD
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Julian Field
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MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
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