MailScanner + Sendmail = stuck mail?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Apr 10 09:42:19 IST 2008

Rich West wrote:
> Mike Kercher wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rich
>> West
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 12:44 PM
>> To: mailscanner at
>> Subject: MailScanner + Sendmail = "user unknown"
>> 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?
Don't need to touch your sendmail config at all when installing MailScanner.


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