Question about MailScanner.conf

Maarten mailinglists at
Wed Sep 20 10:28:27 UTC 2017

For the first time in a long time I thought I'd read the whole
configuration file including all the comments.

Then I noticed this:

# Main configuration file for the MailScanner Email Processor
# Instead of making changes directly to this file, you should put your
# configuration options in your own file in /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/
# Example file: /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/my_settings.conf
# However, if you are changing some variable definition which is used
# in other definitions in this file such as %org-name% in the first
# example below, you must also either change it in this file or copy
# all the definitions that use that variable into your own file.

Since I first started using MailScanner I've been editing the main
configuration file.

So which is the preferred method for using a custom MailScanner
configuration for

the current version. Continue editing the main configuration file since
a backup is

made when running the script and the file is updated when

Or leaving everything in the main configuration default and then create

setting file(s) in conf.d?

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