messages are not scanned

Jules Field MailScanner at
Sun Aug 30 20:26:57 IST 2009

On 30/08/2009 15:13, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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?
And do message which have been through your MailScanner show any signs 
of any X-MailScanner headers in them?


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