sendmail/mailscanner on Ubuntu (fix)
nkelly at citrusnetworks.net
Wed Oct 14 20:18:48 IST 2009
Having just had to reinstall mailscanner/sendmail on an Ubuntu server
from the repositories and come across the popular 'how do you get the
inbound/outbound sendmail instances to start?' queries i thought I
should document the fix for it.
Clearly I found it before because the answer was buried in the configs
from the previous server installed a few years ago. Prior to finding it
though I came across of a lot of head-scratching threads on the forum
and the notes from Mohammed on the Ubuntu page on mailscanner.info only
The answer is to edit 'DAEMON_PARMS' in /etc/mail/sendmail.conf:
DAEMON_PARMS="-bd -OPrivacyOptions=noetrn -ODeliveryMode=queueonly
Also you have to create the /var/spool/mqueue.in directory and change
Now you can start /etc/init.d/sendmail and /etc/init.d/mailscanner.
The fact that the Hardy package is an ageing 4.58.9 is another matter:
"MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner version 4.58.9 starting... "
I use sendmail because of some of the milters and scripts like Vispan.
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