Problem with Exim and Mailscanner

sean sean at
Mon Jun 15 12:59:51 IST 2009

I am very interested. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jonas A.
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 3:44 AM
To: 'MailScanner discussion'
Subject: RE: Problem with Exim and Mailscanner

> I think you missed the bit where you create a SECOND init script for 
> the additional Exim instance :)  You end up with two separate exim 
> scripts in /etc/init.d:
> /etc/init.d/exim
> /etc/init.d/exim.out
> Then you simply need to add a symblic link into the correct run-levels 
> to make sure it starts during boot.  Most distro's have their own 
> utilities to do this for you:
> Debian/Ubuntu: update-rc.d
> RedHat/CentOS: chkconfig  (see
> init-shutdown.html)
> The how-to I wrote simply shows how to make the two exim's play nicely 
> with Debian so that updates etc don't hose your hard work.
> If you need more help, please help us - we need to know:
> What MTA (Exim) and version?
> What version of MailScanner?
> What OS (linux/Solaris/etc) and version?
> Any logs, error messages, etc?
> I really don't have enough information about your setup to offer any 
> more specific information...but more than happy to help out when more 
> info is available :)
> Regards,
> James

I have made a simple mod of the Debian init script so it works with 1
initscript which starts both exim processes.

Let me know if anybody would be interested in a copy.

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