mailscanner + exim release from out queue

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Thu Apr 25 11:54:57 IST 2013

In that case maybe you've noy got the two exim instances running. check
you've started both Exim processes.

Also the Outgoing queue in MailScanner.conf is wrong, this should the queue
dir that the 'outgoing' exim process is reading.

The main architecture of MailScanner is that it sits between two MTA queues
and moves 'good' email from one queue to another. So you need to make sure
yo've got the incoming queue that just holds onto the email for MaiLScanner
to grab and the outgoing queue that MailScanner will drop scanned email
into for onward delivery

Martin Hepworth, CISSP
Oxford, UK

On 24 April 2013 16:05, Manel Gimeno Zaragozá <magiza83 at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm working on a proyect using exim + mailscanner. I've followed the
> installation guide from and now
> exim + mailscanner is almost working, the only problem i've found is to
> release the mails from exim out queue.
> Reading the documentation I've not found any way to do it, so I create a
> cron to do it every minute.
> Is this the way to do it?
> My conf file looks like:
> Mailscanner.conf
> ...
> Run As User = exim
> Run As Group = exim
> Incoming Queue Dir = /var/spool/
> Outgoing Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim/input
> MTA = exim
> Sendmail = /usr/sbin/exim -C /etc/exim/exim.conf.out -oMr MailScanner
> Sendmail2 = /usr/sbin/exim -C /etc/exim/exim.conf.out -oMr MailScanner
> Quarantine User = exim
> ...
> Thanks & Regards.
> Manel
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