MailScanner 4.88.5-3 not being invoked by sendmail

Mike Watson mikew at
Mon Feb 25 01:05:13 GMT 2008

I'm not sure I understand your question.  I know that sendmail must be 
started by MailScanner.  I use the init startup script to control the 
process---MailScanner starts, then sendmail.

I don't start/stop sendmail outside of this script. The script was 
supplied as part of the MailScanner package.

Mike W


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  -- William Kershner

Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> Mike Watson wrote:
>> I've been using MailScanner for some years.  My old mail server 
>> (Fedora 3/MS 4.37.7-1/SA 3.0.4-2.fc3/sendmail 8.13) works fine but it 
>> is running out of room.  I built a new mail server running Fedora 7, 
>> MS 4.66.5-3, and Spamassassin 3.2.4-1.fc7 with sendmail 8.14.
>> Sendmail works and I can send and receive mail through it.  
>> But---MailScanner, although returning a good status, is either not 
>> running or not being invoked.  There are no MailScanner or 
>> Spamassassin headers being added to e-mail, nor is there any info 
>> provided in maillog.
>> I'm at a quandary.  The MS install appears to run correctly without 
>> error.  The customizations to the .conf files are the same as on the 
>> working box.  Is there another install step that I missed?
> Have you stopped the 'sendmail' service?

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