New MS install is acting very strangely (misconfiguration somewhere)

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Mon Oct 17 19:17:51 IST 2005

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Chris W. Parker wrote:

>Dennis Willson <mailto:taz at TAZ-MANIA.COM>
>    on Sunday, October 16, 2005 4:26 PM said:
>>"Uninfected: Delivered 1 message" is from MailScanner, not the MTA. If
>>it was really delivered, there should be another message from the MTA
>>that says it was delivered.
>I'm using sendmail. Do you know what the message should say?
>>I believe that the message from
>>MailScanner means it was put in the output queue for the MTA to
>>pickup and deliver (at least if sendmail is the MTA). Then it's up to
>>the MTA to actually deliver the message.
>>I would check your input and output queues for the email you tried to
>>send through.
>Ahh... I looked in my output queue and I have a bunch of emails in
>there. Looks like they never left my machine.
>I made a change in MailScanner.conf that is probably the culprit. I
>changed the output queue to /var/spool/mqueue.out (from
>/var/spool/mqueue) simply because it made more sense to me than the
>original location. I assumed that changing it in MailScanner.conf would
>also make sendmail aware of the change but it seems not to be the case.
>I looked through but didn't find any setting to change the
>queue. However, in I *did* find:
># queue directory
>O QueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue
>Is there something I need to add to to rebuild the .cf file
>or can I modify directly the .cf file?

Why don't you start sendmail with this parameter:
-oQ/var/spool/mqueue.out (or -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue.out)

Look into /etc/init.d/MailScanner (if you are on a Linux box) for:
        $SENDMAIL $([ -n "$QUEUETIME" ] && echo -q$QUEUETIME) \


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