Mailscanner not using Clamd

Shawn Iverson shawniverson at
Tue Aug 25 13:51:55 UTC 2020

Also, do you see MailScanner getting invoked otherwise?

On 8/25/20 9:50 AM, Shawn Iverson wrote:
> No, postfix isn't the culprit here if MailScanner is actually 
> processing the emails.  Do you see clamd being invoked by MailScanner 
> in your mail log at all?
> On 8/25/20 9:42 AM, Nigel Kilner wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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
>> Nigel
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