messages are not scanned

Mark Sapiro mark at
Sun Aug 30 15:13:22 IST 2009

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 02:37:31AM +0200, Maurizio Salvadeo wrote:
> hi, thanks fro your help.
> this is a new install on fedora 10. clamav was installed from the tar.gz
> in /usr/local/ and mailscanner was installed excuting ./ i
> also have installed Mail;;ClamAV perl module.
> it never worked at all.
> two months later i installed another server with an older version of
> mailscanner and it runs properly.

According to MailScanner --lint, it is running clamav via the perl module
and properly detecting the eicar test. Note however that these days, clamd
is preferred to the clamav module.

The only problem detected is the absence of the unrar executable.

What is difference between this install's MailScanner.conf and that of
the working install? Are the MTAs the same. If the MTA is, e.g., Postfix,
have you made the necessary MTA config changes?

Are there MailScanner entries in the system mail log? Do they offer clues?

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