MailScanner beta 4.56.3 released

Stein, Mr. Fred FStein at
Fri Sep 8 21:45:29 IST 2006

I just upgraded to Mailscanner 4.56.3, I am running postfix 2.33 on a Centos 4.3 server and this is the error I get when I try to restart MailScanner.  Any ideas?

Starting MailScanner daemons:
         incoming postfix:                                 [  OK  ]
         outgoing postfix:                                 [  OK  ]
         MailScanner:       Unmatched ) in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/^[ARO].+@(?:\w|-|\.)+\.\w{2,}) <-- HERE / at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 911.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 315.
                                                           [  OK  ]

Fred Stein 
Network Administrator 
The Hill School 
717 E. High Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
fstein at

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alex Neuman van der Hans
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 3:18 PM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: MailScanner beta 4.56.3 released

Is there a way for one to install everything without a bunch of rpmnew 
files showing up?

I'd rather back up /etc/MailScanner, install everything, then redo the 
config from scratch and import site-specific settings, at least on my 
testbed servers...

Would it work if I simply renamed /etc/MailScanner to something else 
after I back it up?

Julian Field wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Please can you give this a try and let me know how you get on.
> The Change Log for this version is this:
> * New Features and Improvements *
> 1 Added a complete new set of configuration settings to report on
>    messages and attachments that are outside the size limits set in
>    MailScanner.conf. These are:
>    Sender Size Report
>    Stored Size Message Report
>    Deleted Size Message Report
>    Size Modify Subject
>    Size Subject Text
>    These are used in exactly the same way as the other sets of options
>    that tag and modify the message for other reasons.
> 3 Improved report of "message too large" case.
> 3 Updated Catalan language files courtesy of Jordi Sanfeliu.
> 3 Increased default max SpamAssassin message size to catch more single-image
>    spam messages.
> 3 Solved compatibility with Postfix 2.3.
> 3 Upgraded Sys::Syslog to 0.18 which fixes all the compatibility problems of
>    0.17 and 0.16.
> 3 Upgraded Kaspersky support to 5.5.
> * Fixes *
> 1 When 'Outgoing Queue Dir' was changed from the default, kicking sendmail
>    into attempting delivery of a new processed message in the outgoing queue
>    would just wait for the next regular run of the queue. Now fixed so that
>    a delivery attempt is made immediately. This fix only affects users who
>    have changed the "Outgoing Queue Dir" setting and who are also using
>    sendmail as their MTA.
> 2 Missed 2 "defined" checks on variables before using them.
>    Thanks to Andy Kirkpatrick for spotting that one.
> 2 Fixed version number check.
> 3 Fixed output bug in less strict phishing net. Does anyone use this?
> 3 Fixed bug in Sendmail KickMessage() function. Thanks to Martin Billy.
> - -- 
> Julian Field
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> Contact me at Jules at
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