MailScanner is not working

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Tue Aug 15 10:50:30 IST 2006

Anwar Sanusi wrote:
> Martin Hepworth wrote:
>> Anwar Sanusi wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> Please help me to fix my problem.
>>> We can not send or receive email because our email just stay at 
>>> Incoming Queue Directory "/var/spool/". Please help me how 
>>> to solve this problem ?
>>> Thanks & regards
>>> anwar
>> Anything in the maillog file to indicate any problems..
>> have you run MailScanner in Debug mode to see if there are any 
>> problems showing there?
> i am new commer in Linux and Mail server ? can you advise where i can 
> see maillog file ?
> and how to run debug mode ?
> thks for your advise
> Anwar

Normally it's in /var/log/maillog

for debug mode, stop mailscanner, edit the MailScanner.conf and change 
BOTH debug options to 'yes' then run check_mailscanner.

this output can be quite large and you may have to search the output 
quite carefully for any problems.

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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