Problem running MailScanner & MailWatch

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Tue May 6 12:52:54 IST 2008


What happens if you run logging or mailwatch on their own?

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Philippe BEAU
> Sent: 06 May 2008 12:33
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Problem running MailScanner & MailWatch
> Hi everybody,
> So at first, thanks Julian for your daily work around MailScanner, it's a
> great product :)
> I have some shit since sometimes, and i don't arrive to solve this. It
> seems to appear when i activate the logging with MailWatch. So i would
> like an external advice on my configuration :
> - OS is Centos r5
> - Perl release is 5.10.0
> - MySQL was downgraded from 5.0.22 to 4.1.22
> - MailScanner is Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.68.8) is correct.
> -> MailScanner --lint is okay
> but when i launch MailScanner with Logging & MailWatch activated, i have
> this error message :
> Could not use Custom Function code
> MailScanner::CustomConfig::InitMailWatchLogging, it could not be "eval"ed.
> Make sure the module is correct with perl -wc at
> /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 873
> And it seems to have some dead process with "Compressing attachments".
> I try in the past to upgrade the release of MailScanner, but i have more
> and more shits and i don't arrive to have a clean process. Can you help me
> with this ?
> Best regards
> Philippe,
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