Mailman and MailScanner

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Sat Apr 30 16:52:32 IST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Doc Schneider
> Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 11:43 AM
> Subject: Mailman and MailScanner
> I run a lot of mailing lists here--using Mailman 2.1.4--and am seriously
> thinking of adding MailScanner to the box that hosts them.
> Anyone else doing this and any "gotchas" you can pass along?
> Also going to be using the new Spamassassin 3.0.3 w/SQL bayes on it. Am
> running 2.64 currently and doing some procmail magic to keep the spam
> down to a minimum.
> TIA,
> -Doc

We have a setup exactly like you are proposing. It works well with no real

My only concern would be capacity / loading but that is more of a Mailman
issue. Our list server is a system mostly dedicated to running Mailman. It
has no real mailboxes so the only email is junk and email destined for
Mailman. This is a pretty light load for MailScanner and SpamAssassin.

Hope this helps,


Steve Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
Phone: 202 338-1670
Cell: 202 352-3262
steve.swaney at

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