MailScanner + Sendmail = "user unknown"

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Wed Apr 9 19:17:51 IST 2008

On 09/04/2008, Rich West <Rich.West at> wrote:
> I've inherited a MailScanner setup that is pretty questionable (from a
>  security standpoint), and I'm rebuilding the box from scratch.  I've
>  gotten everything installed (CentOS, clamav, SA, MailScanner, Sendmail)
>  to have the system act as a relay to an exchange backend.
>  Oddly, it does not seem to be picking up the messages that are being
>  left in /var/spool/  I see the messages being deposited there,
>  but they don't seem to be acted upon.  Is there, perhaps, setting that I
>  might have missed/glossed over that is obvious?
>  -Rich


Have you run "MailScanner --lint" and/or "MailScanner --debug"? What
does "ps -ef" tell you? Is MailScanner running, and what does it claim
it is doing?

-- Glenn
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