MailScanner SPAM Forward & Postfix Problem

Drew Marshall drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Fri Apr 8 08:56:45 IST 2005

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Steen, Glenn said:
> Hm, haven't spent a lot of thought on that... I treat myself
> to complete rebuilds from time to time:-).
> But it shouldn't be to hard.... stop MailScanner, stop both
> postfix instances (if you use the rpm install it's one
> "service MailScanner stop" command), then reversa all that you
> did in /etc/postfix ... Perhaps make sure there are no pending
> messages in /var spool/ with a
> postqueue -c /etc/ -p
> and
> ls -lR /var/spool/*
> (If there is, you'd have to perhaps start some things (like
> just MailScanner) up to "drain" it... Or move them manually.
> Then implement the HOLD thing and do the changes in
> MailScanner.conf (which should undo all the "incompatible"
> changes (that you did for the 2 postfix setup))... And then
> fire it up.
> Should be ratehr easy and safe.
> (I'm sure all other postfix/MailScanner users will toast me
> if I missed something... Right Drew:-):-)


You do yourself an injustice :-)

In fact you can get away with following the single set up instructions
(With MailScanner stopped) and just move the /etc/ directory (to
/etc/ and move the spool directory also in a similar way.
That way you have a quick back out if you need. Re-start MailScanner/
Postfix, make sure it's working properly, then delete the now disused
'second Postfix' directories. Either way works fine!


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