Multiple MailScanner instances (DEBIAN)

Alex Neuman alex at
Fri Oct 30 13:44:51 GMT 2009

IADNABGPLJF (I am definitely not a brilliant, genius programmer like  
Julian Field), but I think what you're proposing sounds just about  
right from a "looking at the program from the outside" point of view.

You could also virtualize both instances in different VMs, if you like  
that sort of thing...

On Oct 30, 2009, at 7:39 AM, Markus Nilsson wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to be able to have two (or more) different MailScanner  
> instances running on the same system; they will work with seperate  
> incoming and work dirs; and have different rules and settings.
> I guess I need to change the pid-file location in the conf-file, and  
> create multiple start-stop-scripts to be able to start and stop them  
> independently. Beside multiple configuration files with seperate  
> working folders, are there any other things I need to keep in mind?  
> Is it possible to have multiple instances working on different  
> folders at the same time, or will this somehow screw-up  
> MailScanner's internals?

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