Question about MailScanner.conf

Maarten mailinglists at
Wed Sep 20 18:53:29 UTC 2017

    Yes I have been following the list, I had it happen this last update

Thanks! I'll try that next time I have time to change around my

on my vps. Since I'm lazy it sounds like I'll be setting the custom

options in conf.d and keep any variable  defined settings in

since those will be easier to put back  if the install script fails to

    And one more question, would it be possible to add a CHANGED file in the

MailScanner-version.tar.gz listing all the added/changed options to

per version.  When using configuration management tools to deploy

I first have to run the update script on a test system . Then compare
the new

MailScanner.conf to the old one. Make the changes to the configuration

that gets deployed to the system(s). If I knew what has been
added/changed to

the main configuration file per version before running the install
script, it would

be easier to know what to change in the configuration template(s) I'm
using to

deploy the MailScanner configuration to different systems.

On 09/20/2017 08:10 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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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