Mailscanner / Sophos does not block viruses

ci at ci at
Fri Nov 8 06:44:21 GMT 2013

On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 06:00:31PM -0800 you wrote:

> Have you also checked all the included files in /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/?

The directory is empty. Mailscanner ist set up to use a monolithic
configuration file. 

> What does 'MailScanner --lint' report?

Trying to setlogsock(unix)

Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf
Read 858 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
Read 5500 hostnames from the phishing blacklists

Checking version numbers...
Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.79.11) is correct.

Your envelope_sender_header in spam.assassin.prefs.conf is correct.
MailScanner setting GID to  (102)
MailScanner setting UID to  (100)

Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
Using SpamAssassin results cache
Connected to SpamAssassin cache database
bayes: cannot write to /var/lib/MailScanner/bayes_journal, bayes db
update ignored: Permission denied
SpamAssassin reported no errors.
Connected to Processing Attempts Database
Created Processing Attempts Database successfully
There are 30 messages in the Processing Attempts Database
Using locktype = posix
MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = sophos"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamav, sophos
Filename Checks: Windows/DOS Executable (1
Other Checks: Found 1 problems
Virus and Content Scanning: Starting

If any of your virus scanners (clamav,sophos)
are not listed there, you should check that they are installed
and that MailScanner is finding them correctly via its

Looks good so far (?).

R. Cirksena 

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