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Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Wed May 27 08:53:05 IST 2009

2009/5/26 Julian Field <MailScanner at>:
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> On 26/05/2009 17:12, Robert Lopez wrote:
>> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Julian Field
>> <MailScanner at>  wrote:
>> Let me back up. My senior administrator will approve my testing
>> MailScanner on any of RHEL, Debian, or Ubuntu and he insists we use
>> Postfix not Exim.
>> He also insists we must use Spamassassin, ClamAV, and Anomy.
>> Given those constraints, on which of those OS will MailScanner perform best?
> I would go for RHEL as that is the main distribution I work with and
> build for. I can assist you with far more issues on RHEL than any other
> distribution. Both the Debian and Ubuntu builds are done by other people
> and, let's say, I have a few problems with the quality and timeliness of
> those builds.
> I would get ClamAV from rpmforge (or, and I always
> install my own build of SpamAssassin from my ClamAV+SpamAssassin package
> (you tell it not to install ClamAV when it asks you). I know nothing
> about Anomy, so you're on your own there.
Seerms like Anomy ( or perhaps tries, or rather
tried, to do pretty much the same job that mailScanner does... Can't
really see any benefit in using that, and might get ... interesting...
trying to incorporate it:-). Anyway... it seems dead, so rather
pointless to use...?!

> Postfix is fine, I strongly recommend you use the latest beta of
> MailScanner as 4.76 had one or two minor Postfix problems which I have
> since fixed. I will release a new stable release of 4.77 on 1st July
> anyway, and that will be very close to the current beta as it is working
> so nicely.
> Hope that helps you!
> If you have any problems, questions, requests or suggestions, please do
> get in touch straight away and I will help you as much as I can. Others
> here can help you with Postfix questions better than I can, as I use
> sendmail myself.
Well... We'll be here, day-job-willing:-)

> Jules

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