MailWatch / MailScanner issue

Rick Cooper rcooper at
Wed Apr 4 18:46:15 IST 2012

First of all with the new development on MailWatch it is *much* improved.
Second baruwa is only recommended if you want to install a huge (in my
opinion) amount of requisites that have no use for anything in most
installations except baruwa. I looked at it and I decided if they needed a
soooo many prerequisites I wasn't too impresses with the final product given
the bloat. MailWatch is far easier for the average bear to install and
requires little in terns of additional programs. Now if I were a huge isp
with tens of thousands of users baruwa would be my choice other wise, not a
chance. To the OP have you asked in the MailWatch list, I don't recall
seeing you there and they would certainly be happy to help you, I don't use
postfix so I won't butt in further than the above comments


From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:26 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: MailWatch / MailScanner issue

Is recommend baruwa over mailwatch. 

Jeremy McSpadden

On Apr 4, 2012, at 10:25 AM, "Sampson, Aaron" <Sampson at> wrote:

I am running Mail Scanner 4.84.5 with postfix, spam assassin and clamd.
Everything was working fine until I added Mail watch.  I followed the mail
watch install guide that I found online and changed the permissions that is
instructed.  My problem is that when I send out a test e-mail it gets stuck
in the postfix/hold folder and Processing causing a looping error that just
sends me e-mails to quarantine stating that the e-mail has been moved there
due to it attempting to kill Mail Scanner, which causes another e-mail to go
out to alert me (postmaster) which gets stuck and the process is repeated.
This is a test box so has luck has it I have not messed up a live
environment but I am wanting to set this up so that it will be easier for us
to view the quarantine e-mails and release any back to the end user.  I know
that mail watch and mail scanner are supposed to work very well together and
I am almost certain that it is a permission issue somewhere.  Can anyone
offer a suggestion or maybe a better forum for me to post to get this
problem solved?

Aaron Sampson

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