Mailscanner logging to syslog, only partial to mail.log, driving me nuts

Greg Deputy greg at
Thu Feb 12 23:27:10 GMT 2009

> Greg Deputy wrote on Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:19:30 -0800:
> > Why is MailScanner sending spamassassin
> > result messages to instead of
> This is not what you claimed, AFAIK. You said that you get no MailScanner
> messages to mail.log. Is that *really* the case or is it only the sa
> scores that you are missing? For me that's quite a big difference.

What wasn't showing up was anything about scanning.  Spamassassin stuff,
sure, but other mailscanner reports as well.  I'm logging the local3.* stuff
to mail log now so it all goes where I want, but just confuses me why its
going to local3.  MailScanner.conf has syslog facility set to mail.

> > Is there a tag for mailscanner that
> > I need to add to syslog.conf to get those where I want them?
> You can set the log facility in MS. I don't know if that applies to SA
> scores, I do not log SA scores. You do realize that your syslog.conf
> creates a lot of additional logging for mail, even to the xonsole? Just
> grep mail from the file to see what I mean.
> Kai

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