Mailscanner stopped scanning after Debian upgrade

Wietse Muizelaar wietse at BOUDISQUE.NL
Wed Jul 20 14:15:53 IST 2005

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On Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:11 PM,
Rob <rob at THEHOSTMASTERS.COM> wrote:

> Since my Debian Sarge system upgrade sendmail my mailscanner does not
> seem to scan... i see it starting in the log file but does not scan
> incoming email....
> Actually i think mailscanner was upgraded too... not sure.....
> I am running sendmail 8.13.4  and Mailscanner version 4.41.3 also i
> now see a new file named sendmail.conf that i did not see before??

Is the MailScanner version the version from Sarge, or the .tar.gz-version?
I use the standard Sarge-sendmail version, but update MailScanner by hand 
with the .tar.gz-version.
To have the thing working in Sarge, I needed to edit the 
/etc/mail/sendmail.conf, and give this to the DAEMON_PARMS:

DAEMON_PARMS="-ODeliveryMode=queueonly -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/";

That takes care of the 'split' sendmail queues. You should start MailScanner 
seperately, in this configuration.

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Wietse Muizelaar 

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