Questions about installing MailScanner

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Mon Dec 12 16:28:35 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Mike Wagner
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 11:10 AM
> Subject: Questions about installing MailScanner
> I'm looking at adding MailScanner to our existing environment.  We have a
> RH9 server, with Sendmail.  I've configured Sendmail to use
> authentication.
>  I've also configured many aliases, and rely heavily on these types of
> features of sendmail.
> If I install MailScanner, will I lose those functionalities of Sendmail??
> Will everything I've configured still work, including authentication?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> -Mike Wagner

Actually it's just the opposite :)

MailScanner should use your sendmail configuration with no modifications.
Just install MailScanner and then:

chkconfig sendmail off
chkconfig MailScanner on
service MailScanner start

The only gotcha is that MailScanner assumes you sendmail configuration file
is /etc/mail/ If it's different you'll need to modify


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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