Installed MailScanner on Solaris 8 - Postfix doesn't start with M ailScanner

Young, Mike Mike.Young at ATOSORIGIN.COM
Sat Apr 23 04:33:15 IST 2005

    [ The following text is in the "iso-8859-1" character set. ]
    [ Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set.  ]
    [ Some characters may be displayed incorrectly. ]

Hello Everyone,

I have installed MailScanner on a Solaris 8 system with postfix,
SpamAssassin, and Sophos Antivirus.  When I start MailScanner, in the
logs I see SpamAssassin started, but postfix doesn't start.  There is no
process listening on port 25.  I can start postfix by itself.  I have
made the changes recommended at, but it
makes no difference (yet).  I know that page is for Linux, but it's the
closest I've come to a MailScanner/postfix howto.

Here are settings from MailScanner.conf:

Run As User = postfix

Run As Group = postfix

Incoming Queue Dir = /var/spool/postfix/hold

Outgoing Queue Dir = /var/spool/postfix/incoming

Incoming Work Dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

Quarantine Dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine

MTA = postfix

Sendmail = /usr/sbin/postfix

Sendmail2 = /usr/sbin/postfix

Anyone have experience with this?  Once I get postfix starting with
MailScanner, I can move on to the A/V configuration.



------------------------ MailScanner list ------------------------
To unsubscribe, email jiscmail at with the words:
'leave mailscanner' in the body of the email.
Before posting, read the Wiki (
and the archives (

Support MailScanner development - buy the book off the website!

More information about the MailScanner mailing list