What creates the quarantine folder each day.

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Apr 27 15:41:38 IST 2010

It's created at the start of sub StoreInfections in 
In other words, MailScanner itself creates the <current date> directory.

On 27/04/2010 15:27, Brad McLean wrote:
> We have been running 2 MailScanner servers for the past 8 months without any
> trouble.  Over the past week we have been experiencing trouble with the
> inbound mailq piling up.  As best I can tell, at midnight each night some
> process creates the folder /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/<current date>.
> If the folder does not exist then the MailScanner process all show as
> <Defunct>  and the queue builds up.  I manually create the folder and set the
> proper ownership and the MailScanner processes start to process the mailq.
> We are running CentOs 5.3 with MailScanner 4.75.11 with Postfix MTA.
> If I could figure out what creates this folder each day I may be able to
> solve the issue.  I suspect that it probably is permissions stopping it from
> being created but I have not found anything in any log.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Brad


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