MailScanner not catching eicar

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Sat Oct 1 00:17:18 IST 2005

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JD Doelitzsch spake the following on 9/30/2005 4:04 PM:
> Just a bit of additional info:
> I looked in /var/spool/mqueue and found some messages with mailscanner
> headers, but it seems like mqueue is collecting alot of files. any way I can
> verify that sendmail is using mqueue for outgoing, is it possible that
> sendmail is pulling from for outgoing? i don't see any references
> for this in sendmail .cf or .mc if that is indeed what it is.

Did you do all the stuff in the docs;
service sendmail stop
chkconfig sendmail off
chkconfig MailScanner on
service MailScanner start
tail -f /var/log/maillog
and look for weird stuff.


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