normal output: SpamAssassin --lint

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri May 29 15:46:02 IST 2009

On 29/05/2009 14:27, Robert Lopez wrote:
> Is this normal output?
> The part between the equal-sign lines is my largest concern.
That is not only perfectly normal but *intentional*. It is proof that 
your virus scanners are working, they successfully found a test (but 
totally harmless) "virus" pattern in a real email message.
> # MailScanner --lint
> Trying to setlogsock(unix)
> Read 854 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
> Read 9068 hostnames from the phishing blacklists
> Checking version numbers...
> Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.77.6) is correct.
> Your envelope_sender_header in spam.assassin.prefs.conf is correct.
> Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
> Using SpamAssassin results cache
> Connected to SpamAssassin cache database
> SpamAssassin reported no errors.
> I have found clamavmodule scanners installed, and will use them all by default.
> Connected to processing-messages database
> Created processing-messages database successfully
> There are 0 messages in the processing-messages database
> Using locktype = posix
> MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = auto"
> Found these virus scanners installed: clamavmodule
> ===========================================================================
> Filename Checks: Windows/DOS Executable (1
> Other Checks: Found 1 problems
> Virus and Content Scanning: Starting
> ClamAVModule::INFECTED:: Eicar-Test-Signature:: ./1/
> ClamAVModule::INFECTED:: Eicar-Test-Signature:: ./1/
> Virus Scanning: ClamAVModule found 2 infections
> Infected message 1 came from
> Virus Scanning: Found 2 viruses
> ===========================================================================
> If any of your virus scanners (clamavmodule)
> are not listed there, you should check that they are installed correctly
> and that MailScanner is finding them correctly via its virus.scanners.conf.
> --
> Robert Lopez
> Unix Systems Administrator
> Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
> 525 Buena Vista SE
> Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106


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