Migrate system: amavisd-new to mailscanner?

Martin.Hepworth martinh at solidstatelogic.com
Wed Oct 8 10:54:11 IST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf
> Of Anthony Cartmell
> Sent: 08 October 2008 10:48
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Migrate system: amavisd-new to mailscanner?
> >> 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 amavisd-new?

Nice alternative....setup is easier in mailscanner IMHO as you don't have to learn a setup language.

> > 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?

Random mix...;-)

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

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

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