retrieving quarantine spam

Alex Neuman alex at
Thu Jul 1 22:33:35 IST 2010

Try "formail -s sendmail -v user < message"
------Original Message------
From: John Win
Sender: mailscanner-bounces at
To: MailScanner discussion
ReplyTo: MailScanner discussion
Subject: retrieving quarantine spam
Sent: Jul 1, 2010 4:21 PM

Could someone point me into right direction on how to retrieve or release
spam from quarantine?
I don't have MailWatch yet, so just looking for a way to manually retrieve
into a mail client.

I tried      cat ./Mailscanner/quarantine/spam/20100701/*  >> ./mail/user
	But my mail client doesn't seem to recognize it.	

Thank you all in advance,

My quarantine setup is as below..

Quarantine User =
Quarantine Group =
Quarantine Permissions = 0600
Quarantine Infections = yes
Quarantine Silent Viruses = no
Quarantine Modified Body = no
Quarantine Whole Message = yes
Quarantine Whole Messages As Queue Files = no

Mailscanner 4.79.11-1
Spamassassin 3.3.1-2
Sendmail 8.14.3
Dovecot 1.2.11-3


 John Win

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