Archive Mail Problem In MailScanner-4.84

Jim Flowers jflowers at
Wed Jun 25 03:08:13 IST 2014

Further information:

If I set permissions on the archive.rules file to read only, I can stop
messages from being appended.  Unfortunately, the rules in the file still
don't work to forward copies to other accounts in accordance with the rules
included so I'm not really gaining.

This is a new install on FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE with MailScanner -4.84 and
perl v5.18.2 (threaded) running on an AM64 host.

If this problem is unknown to the community, how would I set about
debugging it?  I'm not at all familiar with the MailScanner code.

On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Jim Flowers <jflowers at> wrote:

> I regularly use a ruleset for directing copies of messages for particular
> addresses to alternate recipients.  Until 4.84, that is.
> If I enter a ruleset with:
> Archive Mail = /var/spool/MailScanner/rules/archive.rules
> or
> %rules-dir%/archive.rules
> copies of all messages as files are stored in archive.rules as a directory.
> If I first create a archive.rules file with my desired copying rules, all
> messages are appended to the file.
> I would like to have this useful functionality back.
> Thanks for any information.
> --
> Jim Flowers <jflowers at>

Jim Flowers <jflowers at>
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