MailScanner Gold Production yum repository released

nikolaos pavlidis nikolaos.pavlidis at
Wed Dec 3 13:49:56 GMT 2008

Hello Julian,

Will the rpms contain a trained out-of-the-box baysian database or are
we going to have to train it ourselves? I hope that either way the
updates will not effect an already trained db.


On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 18:48 +0000, Julian Field wrote:
> We’re very happy to announce the availability of our new MailScanner 
> Gold Production yum repository subscription service for Red Hat and 
> CentOS 5.x operating systems. This FSL yum repository system provides 
> all of the 70+ applications and Perl modules required to install and 
> maintain MailScanner, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Razor, DCC and a MySQL
> database in easy to use rpm formats.
> All of the Perl modules required by MailScanner, SpamAssassin and
> have been carefully designed to:
> 1. Be built with and kept up to date with all of the proper Perl
> dependencies, including dependencies of dependencies
> 2. Co-exist with the Operating System’s Perl modules.
> It is now possible to safely update the Operating System and all 
> MailScanner related applications without fear of creating Perl module 
> dependency problems.
> Quickly and safely updating the Operating System, MailScanner and all 
> applications is simply a `yum update` command.
> And we have tried to provide this service at a price that makes it 
> affordable. Standard pricing will be $40 per month for the first
> and $30 per month for each additional server if paid yearly in
> A quarterly payment plan will also be available for a small additional

> surcharge.
> But for the next 30 days there will be special pricing for members of 
> any official MailScanner mailing list; just $30 per month for the
> server and $20 per month for each additional server if paid yearly in 
> advance.
> And there are other, not so obvious benefits to using the repository. 
> The repository provides the ability to quickly install or restore a 
> gateway without needing a full backup. Start with a minimal OS load
> minutes), restoring a few critical directories (well you have to
> something, 15 minutes) and then run `yum groupinstall MailScannerGold`

> (5 minutes!). You can be back up and running or easily install an 
> additional gateway in less than an hour.
> The production repository will be updated with new rpms after one
> of testing by the FSL team and our beta MailScannerGold testers. Any 
> security or urgent patches will be applied as they become available
> can be tested. Announcements of upgrades and patches will be made via 
> the FSL repository subscriber’s mailing list.
> And the FSL team is available to provide any level of support you need

> to install the subscription or assist with day to day problems at 
> reduced hourly rates for MailScanner Gold Customers.
> Please contact info at for more information or to sign up.
> -- 
> Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
> Chief Technology Officer
> Fort Systems Ltd
> -- 
> Steve Swaney
> Fort Systems Ltd.
> steve at
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Nikolaos Pavlidis BSc (Hons) MBCS NCLP
System Administrator
University Of Bedfordshire
Park Square LU1 3JU
Luton, Beds, UK
Tel: +441582489277

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