One domain in my postfix config is not being scanned by mailscanner

Manuel Palachuk manuel at
Fri Dec 15 18:19:24 UTC 2017

Hello again,


This is where the MailScanner noob decided to get some help. :)

I do believe that domain is being scanned in and outbound email for all domains ins including domainX (the one that is not having it's email subjects tagged as spam).

I verified both inbound and outbound emails have the MailScanner footer embedded in the email.

As to whether the mailscanner is "configured", again, I followed the basic instructions from the Postfix Quickstart and it just worked.

My understanding was that if it comes into Postfix, MailScanner is going to scan it.



I verified both of these settings:

Virus Scanning = yes
Scan Messages = yes

No filename nor ruleset referenced.

I've included the output of MailScanner -lint below. Everything seems to be working fine there.

Thank you for taking the time.

Manuel Palachuk

Manuel at


# MailScanner -lint
Trying to setlogsock(unix)

Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf
Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/README
Read 1500 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
Read 12814 hostnames from the phishing blacklists

Checking version numbers...
Version number in MailScanner.conf (5.0.6) is correct.

Your envelope_sender_header in spamassassin.conf is correct.
MailScanner setting GID to  (120)
MailScanner setting UID to  (115)

Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
Using SpamAssassin results cache
Connected to SpamAssassin cache database
SpamAssassin reported no errors.
Auto: Found virus scanners: clamd
Connected to Processing Attempts Database
Created Processing Attempts Database successfully
There are 0 messages in the Processing Attempts Database
Using locktype = posix
MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = auto"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamd
Filename Checks: Windows/DOS Executable (1
Other Checks: Found 1 problems
Virus and Content Scanning: Starting
Clamd::INFECTED:: Eicar-Test-Signature :: ./1/
Virus Scanning: Clamd found 1 infections
Infected message 1 came from
Virus Scanning: Found 1 viruses
Virus Scanner test reports:Clamd
 said " was infected: Eicar-Test-Signature"

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

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

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