mailscanner won't scan

shuttlebox shuttlebox at
Fri Dec 14 17:40:07 GMT 2007

On Dec 14, 2007 6:11 PM, Serhan Sevim <serhan at> wrote:
> Dec 13 19:28:18 server MailScanner[6081]: Using locktype = flock
> Times 5 for each MailScanner process. I've checked everything working ok,
> emails are accepted ok, except one thing.. well, It seems like MailScanner
> doesn't even notice the emails are being received. It doesn't scan it, it
> doesn't tag it, no virus scans, no nothing.. Emails are slipping thru
> without even MailScanner knows it. Email server is running on the same
> server as MailScanner, so it can't be a by-pass problem either.
> It's currently running on default spamassassin and clamav.
> Any ideas?

How is your MTA set up? Does it really queue-only incoming mail? Or
does it deliver mail from the same queue before MailScanner can get to
them? If the two queues are completely separate I would look into
locking issues (locktype=flock|posix) next.


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