MailScanner: New website feature

Ugo Bellavance ugob at
Tue Jun 13 14:06:09 IST 2006

Alex Pimperton wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Folks,
>> Just a quick note to let you all know about a new useful page on
>> <>.
>> There is an indexed list of every configuration option you can set,
>> including details about it such as whether it can take a ruleset, its
>> default value, a detailed description of its purpose, and so on.
> This is excellent, thanks.
> Along the same lines, is it in anyway possible to have something similar
> for the messages mailscanner outputs to syslog with a description of how
> severe the error is?
> I'm getting a lot of false positives for logcheck/logwatch but I don't
> want to hack in my own regexps for fear of missing a "Mailscanner will
> blow up the server in 10,9,8..." sometime around 7am on a weekday.

For logwatch, I suggest you upgrade to the latest version and use the
CVS mailscanner file.  I do this with many servers and it works well.
Just think of upgrading your logwatch mailscanner file when you upgrade.

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