MailScanner on seperate servers

Jerry Benton jerry.benton at
Sat Nov 5 12:25:09 UTC 2016


Yes, you could rsync it or use Union. You could also use shared network drives.

Jerry Benton
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Kvinge <jonas at>
Reply: MailScanner Discussion <mailscanner at>
Date: November 5, 2016 at 8:22:19 AM
To: mailscanner at <mailscanner at>
Subject:  MailScanner on seperate servers

> Hi,
> I've been using a setup of sendmail/Procmail/SpamAssassin/Dovecot for
> many years, but recently switched to MailScanner. I've installed it on 2
> seperate sendmail servers and use mailtable to forward the mail for the
> domains to the imap server with the mailboxes.
> The purpose of this was to take the load of the main server as well as
> having 2 servers if one goes down.
> It's working great and detecting more spam than previously, except for
> bayesian filtering, since the folders for individual users are on the
> imap server where the users directories are in /home/user/.spamassassin/
> The imap server is running procmail to put the spam in the Spam folder.
> Each user has a /home/user/Maildir/.Spam/ and /home/Maildir/.LearnSpam/
> directory and sa-learn is run every night by crontab.
> What would be the best way to implement this so that the bayesian work
> on both mailscanner servers?
> Could I just rsync /home/*/.spamassassin/ to the 2 mailscanner servers?
> Jonas
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