Question about MailScanner.conf

Mark Sapiro mark at
Wed Sep 20 18:10:14 UTC 2017

On 09/20/2017 03:28 AM, Maarten wrote:
> 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 updating.
> Or leaving everything in the main configuration default and then create custom setting file(s) in conf.d?

The latter is preferred. The main reason is you're not relying on to preserve/backup your settings and if you've been following
this list, you've seen that sometimes this fails.

However, there are caveats. The settings for %org-name% and %report-dir%
in MailScanner.conf are used in MailScanner.conf before the overrides in
conf.d/* are included. This means you have to set %org-name% (and
%report-dir% if you change the default) in MailScanner.conf or also set
all the settings that use those in a conf.d file.

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