Betr.: Re: pfSense virtualized with mailscanner doesn't run

Jorge Barosa jorge.barosa at
Mon Sep 15 16:54:10 IST 2014

Thanks for your help,
I needed to instal the package "postfix" before "MailScanner", didn't find that answer in any forum.
Thank you,
Best regards,Jorge Barosa

> Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:31:01 +0200
> From: Amelein at
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: RE: Betr.: Re: pfSense virtualized with mailscanner doesn't run
> Well here you go:
> Could not read executable /usr/local/sbin/sendmail at /usr/pbi/mailscanner-amd64/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 2897 
> Error in line 33, file "/usr/local/sbin/sendmail" for sendmail does not exist (or can not be read) at /usr/pbi/mailscanner-amd64/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 3151 
> Could not read directory /var/spool/postfix/incoming at /usr/pbi/mailscanner-amd64/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 2874 
> Error in configuration file line 27, directory /var/spool/postfix/incoming for outqueuedir does not exist (or is not readable) at /usr/pbi/mailscanner-amd64/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 3238 
> File containing list of incoming queue dirs (/var/spool/postfix/hold) does not exist at /usr/pbi/mailscanner-amd64/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 1819
> What I can think of from the top of my head:
> - No MTA installed ? (somewhat unlikely)
> - Wrong MTA configured in MailScanner.conf ?
> - Wrong MTA path configured in MailScanner.conf ?
> - Running MS as a different user then the MTA ? This would lead to permission problems.
> If you check your MailScanner.conf the MTA settings are at the start of the file. (for me anyways, I'm using the fully commented version)
> You might have to customize the default settings to where pfense has its files.
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