Ubuntu & Postfix

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Sep 13 13:28:00 UTC 2006

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 08:15:19 -0500 "Oscar Veloz" <oveloz at glasfloss.com> 
>At some point in the past it just happened. Postfix + Mailscanner +
>Mailwatch on Ubuntu, but I am open to other things.  I did notice on the
>postfix site a list of other methods, and if you know of something that
>works better please suggest to me so that I can start trying it instead.
In my setup I do (for a variety of reasons that aren't generally 
applicable) virus scanning using clamav and clamsmtp, but no spam scanning 
in Postfix.  It works very well.

On the Postfix list amavisd-new gets a lot of positive mentions.  I've 
experimented with it and it looked pretty good to me.  You can use it to 
call clamav and spamassasin.

Is there anything else that mail scanner does for you?

It's your box so you can, of course, do whatever you want.  I just mention 
it because that's the only program I see the true Postfix gurus strongly 
warning people away from.  I understand it can cause lost mail and 
corrupted queue files.  

This is because it modifies the queue files directly.  Since the queue file 
structure is an internal Postfix interface this is inherently risky.  
Unless there were no other alternatives, I'd never use a program that did 

Scott K

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