Error message starting/restarting MailScanner?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Thu Mar 29 15:30:45 CEST 2007

I'm not sure entirely what you mean, but from a quick google
/var/spoolpostfix/incoming is empty.

I'm running Postfix 2.3.3 on OpenSuse (the default rpm).

MailScanner does seem to be working and processing mail (this is just a
test box).

ls -lh /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4.0K Mar 29 14:08 11431
drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4.0K Mar 29 14:08 11475
drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4.0K Mar 29 14:09 11513
drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4.0K Mar 29 14:08 11547
drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4.0K Mar 29 14:24 11581
-rw------- 1 postfix postfix 7.0K Mar 29 14:09 SpamAssassin.cache.db

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Drew
Sent: 29 March 2007 14:20
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Error message starting/restarting MailScanner?

On Thu, March 29, 2007 13:33, Paul Hutchings wrote:
> When I start/restart MailScanner I see the following:
> relay:/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming # /etc/init.d/MailScanner
>  and MailScannerstfix
> done
> : No such file or directoryne 171: cd: /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming
> Initializing outgoing postfix
> done
> Initializing MailScanner
> If I look at line 171 in the startup script (the standard one the
> built) it says:
> cd $MAILSCANNER_WORKDIR && ls | egrep '^[0123456789]+$' | xargs
> -rf 2>/dev/null
> That directory exists (the variable is set to
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming) and MailScanner appears to be working
> so I'm not quite sure what the output is trying to tell me?

Are you running hashed queues? If so are they both the same depth either
side of MailScanner?


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