Issue since updating

Philip Parsons pparsons at
Wed Mar 16 17:37:24 GMT 2011

SA 3.xx does not come with any rules you have to run sa-update.

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From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Quintin Giesbrecht
Sent: March-16-11 10:30 AM
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Issue since updating

We did an update this morning.  Both MS and SA from MS website.  Now all of our spam scores are 0.  Obviously my end users are mad at me :(

Not sure what info to provide, but here goes....if anyone has any ideas as to what is wrong, or would like further details, please let me know.


3.31 for SA
4.82.6 for MS

MailScanner --lint:

Trying to setlogsock(unix)

Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/README Read 903 hostnames from the phishing whitelist Read 6514 hostnames from the phishing blacklists
Config: calling custom init function SQLBlacklist Starting up SQL Blacklist Read 37 blacklist entries
Config: calling custom init function MailWatchLogging Started SQL Logging child
Config: calling custom init function SQLWhitelist Starting up SQL Whitelist Read 598 whitelist entries

Checking version numbers...
Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.82.6) is correct.

Unrar is not installed, it should be in /usr/bin/unrar.
This is required for RAR archives to be read to check filenames and filetypes. Virus scanning is not affected.

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: clamavmodule ========================================================================
Filename Checks: Windows/DOS Executable (1 Other Checks: Found 1 problems Virus and Content Scanning: Starting LibClamAV Warning:
LibClamAV Warning: ***  This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated.
LibClamAV Warning: *** DON'T PANIC! Read *** LibClamAV Warning:
LibClamAV Warning:
LibClamAV Warning: ***  This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated.
LibClamAV Warning: *** DON'T PANIC! Read *** LibClamAV Warning:
1.message: Eicar-Test-Signature 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 (clamavmodule) 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

Quintin Giesbrecht
IT Manager
Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP
q at

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