Problem with Exim and Mailscanner

sean sean at
Mon Jun 15 13:04:16 IST 2009


One more problem.

I don't have this file or files in etc/default/

"You also should modify /etc/default/exim" 

So once again I am stuck.

Sean Peace
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Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 6:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Problem with Exim and Mailscanner

----- Original Message -----
From: "sean" <sean at>
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Sent: Monday, 15 June, 2009 1:39:30 AM GMT +10:00 Canberra / Melbourne /
Subject: RE: Problem with Exim and Mailscanner


I went through your notes but I still don't see how to modify my init.d/exim
file to start both. Not with the current service file I have anyway. 

Hi Sean,

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

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

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 :)


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