Emails not getting scanned

Tony Arcus tony at
Mon Dec 19 01:30:28 GMT 2011

All emails are coming in to the server okay.
But very few seem to be scanned by MailScanner or logged in to Mailwatch

MailScanner -v looks fine expect for
missing Mail::ClamAV

but I have manually installed ClamAV and it seems fine.

MailScanner --lint
Trying to setlogsock(unix)

Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf
Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/README
Read 869 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
Read 3760 hostnames from the phishing blacklists
Config: calling custom init function SQLBlacklist
Starting up SQL Blacklist
Read 0 blacklist entries
Config: calling custom init function MailWatchLogging
Started SQL Logging child
Config: calling custom init function SQLWhitelist
Starting up SQL Whitelist
Read 11 whitelist entries

Checking version numbers...
Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.84.3) is correct.

Your envelope_sender_header in spam.assassin.prefs.conf is correct.

Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
Using SpamAssassin results cache
Connected to SpamAssassin cache database
SpamAssassin reported no errors.
Connected to Processing Attempts Database
Created Processing Attempts Database successfully
There are 0 messages in the Processing Attempts Database
Using locktype = posix
MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamav"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamav
Filename Checks: Windows/DOS Executable (1
Other Checks: Found 1 problems
Virus and Content Scanning: Starting
1.message: Eicar-Test-Signature-1 FOUND

./1/ Eicar-Test-Signature FOUND

Virus Scanning: ClamAV found 2 infections
Infected message 1 came from
Virus Scanning: Found 2 viruses
Virus Scanner test reports:
ClamAV said " contains Eicar-Test-Signature"

If any of your virus scanners (clamav)
are not listed there, you should check that they are installed correctly
and that MailScanner is finding them correctly via its virus.scanners.conf.
Config: calling custom end function SQLBlacklist
Closing down by-domain spam blacklist
Config: calling custom end function MailWatchLogging
Config: calling custom end function SQLWhitelist
Closing down by-domain spam whitelist

The server is Centos 6.0

Any ideas of what else I should check to see why incoming messages are  
being delivered just not scanned.

Tony Arcus
Systems and Network Engineer
Access Information Limited
PO Box 122

Phone : 06-379-6668
Phone : 04-831-1401
Email : tony at
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