normal output: SpamAssassin --lint

Eddie Hallahan eddie at
Fri May 29 16:16:54 IST 2009

Hi Robert,

Yes that is normal output.  The EICAR thing is a test virus, much like
GTUBE is a test spam email.  The relevant lines in the output let you
know that the virus scanner(s) you have set in your mailscanner.conf are
working.  I would say that I'd advise switching to clamd rather than
clamavmodule as the perl module hasn't been updated forever and clamd
definitely seems to work better.


Eddie Hallahan
Enterprise Management Consulting

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Robert Lopez wrote:
> Is this normal output?
> The part between the equal-sign lines is my largest concern.
> # 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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