multiple MailScanner gateways and single MailWatch?

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Fri Sep 11 08:11:32 IST 2009

2009/9/10 Robert Lopez <rlopezcnm at>:
> I have been wondering at looking at MailWatch after I get MailScanner
> all tuned the way the community needs it.
> I have two questions about using it.
> I have three mail gateway systems running MailScanner, is it practical
> to run a single instance of MailWatch on a different server already
> running as a web server?
Yes, very likely very OK.
The instructions is in a textfile in the MW tarball (Remote_DB.txt,
IIRC)... for a basic thing. Others do more complex stuff, but the
basics are usually fine enough.
If you have three GWs, you might have a very large daily troughput, in
which case you might need cut back on how many days you keep in the
DB, or plan for a separate database server, but ... those things will
become more obvious when you get going:-).

> I have seen some documentation that suggests MailWatch expects
> MailScanner+Exim. Is anyone successfully using MailWatch with
> MailScanner+Postfix?
Oh yes. As usual with PF, correct permissions is everything... and
here you need make sure the apache user (or rather group) has access
to things like bayes database(s) and the respective quarantine
directories... but other than that (and getting Gareths nice PF queue
monitor hack/script) ... you should be fine.

-- Glenn
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