rules folder changing?

Sarah Michaelson - Way to the Web Ltd waytotheweb at
Mon Jul 3 21:44:09 UTC 2017

If you are using our cPanel MailScanner Front-End, there is a back-end 
script (/usr/mscpanel/ that runs nightly to update the rules 
files based on the settings in the WHM and cPanel front-ends. In general 
if you're using our cPanel MailScanner Front-End you shouldn't modify 
the rules files manually but do it via the front-end. If you need 
further assistance with the front-end feel free to submit a ticket on 
our helpdesk ( or post on our 
community forums (

Sarah Michaelson

Way to the Web Ltd

On 03/07/2017 22:07, Walt Thiessen wrote:
> I'm running MailScanner on a CentOS 7 server that runs WHM/cPanel.
> Recently, I noticed that the rules sets at /usr/mailscanner/etc/rules 
> periodically revert to some earlier settings I had set in some of the files.
> The most recent change occurred at 2017-07-02 00:00:05 ... and I don't 
> know why.
> At that time, the following files were touched:
> spam.action.rules
> spam.blacklist.rules
> spam.scanning.rules
> spam.score.rules
> spam.whitelist.rules
> spamhigh.action.rules
> spamhigh.score.rules
> virus.scanning.rules
> The other rules in the folder were not touched.
> I can't find any cron job that might explain it.
> Is there something in MailScanner that might account for this?
> Walt

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