MailScanner (Was: Re: [Mailman-Users] Using postfix-to-mailman-2.1)]

Jamie Penman-Smithson jamie at
Sun Jan 4 02:40:41 CET 2004

I was unable to send this to Ross directly, so I'm replying through the

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> From: Jamie Penman-Smithson <jamie at>
> To: Ross McKillop <mtastuff at>
> Subject: Re: MailScanner (Was: Re: [Mailman-Users] Using postfix-to-mailman-2.1)
> Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 01:36:22 +0000
> Hey Ross,
> On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 00:55, Ross McKillop wrote:
> > Do you have a better suggestion for virus filtering with postfix?  I've 
> > been quite happy with MailScanner so far and not had any problems... 
> > use it on about 3 or 4 mail servers but always happy to look at new 
> > ways of solving problems : )
> I personally use amavis-new[1] which works fine for me, however your
> mileage may vary. Not only does it scan for viruses, but it can
> optionally call spamassassin to check the message as well.
> One point which may be an issue - it is a memory hog. I recently moved
> it over to another box because it was overloading my old 466MHz Intel
> Celeron. You might not have those same problems, but I'm a poor student
> and have to deal with what I've got :)
> You could also try, amavis-ng (I couldn't get this working myself, but
> others probably have).
> -j
> [1]

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