Multiple MailScanner instances (DEBIAN)

Markus Nilsson markus at
Fri Oct 30 14:16:45 GMT 2009

Sure, Virtual Machines would work, but would take more resources. I'd rather
have multiple MailScanner processes if possible; or of course just one that
can achieve what I want, but I don't think that's possible.

My goal is to be able to have different configurations for different
domains, for example multiple spam.assassin.conf-files (mainly for
domain-level bayes db's, due to different languages), different spam scores
etc, it seems like those things are only read at start-up; not for every
mail scanned, right?


-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Glenn Steen
Sent: den 30 oktober 2009 14:48
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Multiple MailScanner instances (DEBIAN)

Why? Since you can use rulesets for most anything, there usually are no real
need for this type of setup. Probably easier to use separate virtual
machines, if I can't dissuade you...;-)

2009/10/30, Markus Nilsson <markus at>:
> 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
> 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?
> BR
> Markus Nilsson

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