MailScanner not functioning

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 26 13:03:56 IST 2005

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On 26/08/05, Dave Filchak <dfilchak at> wrote:
> Hi yes sorry, the OS a Red Hat 9 box. I did stop sendmail and then restart
> MailScanner and it seems to be funbctioning now. However, I am curious how
> this got this way as this box has been running uninterrupted for quite while
> now. I just updated the MailScanner and SpamAssassin stuff today so maybe
> something happened there?

... Did you perhaps reboot, and had forgotten to
chkconfig sendmail off
And the initial "spamc cannot find spamd" looks like you have it in a
procmailrc (/etc/procmailrc), since all the log entries are about
spamc not finding anything listening (meaning either that spamd is
running but being firewalled, or that spamd isn't running at all)...
Just remove any mention of spamc and/or spammassassin from your
procmailrc and you should be fine.

> The other thing I noticed is that you mention that you should not set Use
> SpamAssassin = yes in the MailScanner.conf. This is correct?
Nope, you _should_ run spamassassin from MailScanner, and pretty much
nowhere else.

> Thanks for your reply by the way.
> Dave

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