Mailscanner / Mailwatch Installation

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Fri Mar 24 22:12:22 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of John Schmerold
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 4:58 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Mailscanner / Mailwatch Installation
> I do not want to turn this post into any kind of holy war within the
> group, however I really need to get a couple Mailscanner boxes on-line
> and I want to use Mailwatch to monitor & maintain the servers.
> Here's my problem: I have never managed to install Linux, Mailscanner &
> Mailwatch without fighting odd dependency issues (I hate hate hate CPAN
> -it never works, I always get odd dependency errors)
> I'm partial to Red Hat type installs because I've been tinkering with
> various distros for 8 years, I kinda like SUSE because it seems like the
> most professional distro (no holy wars please).
> However I really don't care what I use, I just want to burn a DVD or CD,
> install Linux, do a YUM (or equivalent) update, install a couple AV
> applications, install spamassassin,  install mailscanner using
>, install mailwatch using instructions at:
> Based on the mailwatch web-site, I suspect I should use Centos 3.6
> Server distribution, anyone find that something else works flawless &/or
> better?

CentOS 4.3 :)


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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