MailScanner v5.0.3-7 upgrade install

Wolfgang Baudler wbaudler at
Wed Aug 24 15:34:41 UTC 2016

> Yes, the code to start and stop MTA?s have been removed in v5.
> MailScanner changes do not equate to MTA changes so it makes no sense
> to start/stop/restart the MTA. They are different services. It makes
> about as much sense as it would for MailScanner to restart your virus
> scanner services.
> Each MTA comes with it own service management scripts. i.e..
> service sendmail restart

It makes sense to separate them, but MailScanner with sendmail requires
separate sendmail processes for the incoming and outgoing queues. The
standard OS service scripts know nothing about this (at least on RHEL), so
a customized startup script is needed for MailScanner.

> service postfix restart
> service exim restart

Can't speak to the situation with these MTAs


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