Error on start cannot open config file

Kate Kleinschafer kate at
Mon Sep 15 23:50:17 IST 2008

Thanks - that helped me find the problem. It was the permissions on the 
MailScanner folder itself.

Again many thanks

Glenn Steen wrote:
> 2008/9/15 Kate Kleinschafer <kate at>:
>> Hi all,
>> I have just done a fresh install of CentOS 5.2 and installed postfix (then
>> done rpm -e sendmail) clamav and MailScanner.
>> When I try and start MailScanner (after stopping the postfix service) I get
>> the following error:
>> MailScanner: Cannot open config file /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf,
>> Permission denied at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 657.
>> If I change in MailScanner.conf Run as user = postfix to Run as user =
>> then it works.
>> I would really appreciate any advice on how to get this operational.
>> Thanks
>> Kate
>> Apologies if this comes through twice - I thought I had changed my list
>> email but it doesn't seem to be working.
> Your postfix user cannot read your config file/directory, likely. Test with
> su - postfix -s /bin/bash
> and then use cd and "ls -d" to try access /etc/MailScanner ... and
> ultimately reading MailScanner.conf with "less" or something.
> When using an MTA that runs as an unprivileged user, permissions is everything.
> Also check that you've either turned off SELinux or amended it so that
> it doesn't get in the way:).
> Cheers

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