Migrate system: amavisd-new to mailscanner?

Anthony Cartmell ajcartmell at fonant.com
Wed Oct 8 10:47:42 IST 2008

>> So perhaps Postfix plus MailScanner might be OK? This would mean I could
>> leave Postfix set up as it is, but replace amavisd-new with MailScanner,
>> probably a simpler task?
> Not exactly "as is", but definitely doable.
> Easiest would be to "sidegrade" to another machine, where you setup
> with MS from the outset, but that would be utopian, I suspect:-).

Might be possible, as a server hardware change is on offer.

I think I'm correct in saying that MailScanner is much better than  

> Do read the setup instructions (both on the website and in the wiki)
> very carefully... When using PF, you'll likely be running as an
> unprivileged user, so all concerning that has to be exactly right...

Good tip, thank you.

Do we have a feeling for which MTAs people are mostly using with  
MailScanner?  Is it mainly sendmail, or a random mix of all of them?

>> Current OS is Fedora 5 (!) but they plan to move to CentOS soon.
> Ew.


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