Mailscanner not using Clamd

Nigel Kilner n.kilner at
Tue Aug 25 13:42:58 UTC 2020


I am using MailScanner 5.3.3, Postfix 2.8.11 & Clamd 0.102.4 on Suse 
Linux 12.2 (yes its is old). Until recently I had F-prot working with 
Mailscanner to scan emails but Cyren have stopped supporting F-prot (or 
will have by July 2021). Si I thought I would use Clamav (clamd) to do 
virus scanning. Unfortunately although Mailscanner finds clamd and 
detects the test file emails don't seem to be going through 
clamd. e.g. I sent an Eicar test file to my gmail account expecting it 
to be found by mailscanner/clamd but it doesn't get found. In fact there 
are no log entries in mail for clamd during sending/receiving emails.

I have checked my configuration for mailscanner, clamd and postfix but 
can't see anything obvious. However I found the mailscanner postfix 
instructions   which states 
postfix needs to be CHROOTED to work with Mailscanner.  Is this 
necessary? my postfix is a suse system package v 2.8.11-2.6.1 which I 
can Chroot it if necessary via Sysconfig.

Thank you


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