Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113242
[RFE] nowadays MailScanner would be nice
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 16:50:05 -0400
Subject: [Bug 106074] New: [RFE] nowadays MailScanner would be nice
nowadays, in my opinion, it is more than ever before the need of such
tool like MailScanner
"Blaster, Sobig, Gibe, ..."
i got only a few Blaster
i got not a lot of Sobig-F,
but since one or two weeks i get ~ 300-500 Gibe-F emails/day
no! i have since over 1 year no windows running with an email-adress
thanks for including spamassassin,
but now its time to include MailScanner
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q mailscanner
Actual Results: package mailscanner is not installed
Expected Results: mailscanner-4.24-5 or newer
i am "not authorized to access bug #106074"
this bug was filed 2003-09-30
It would be a very nice inclusion.
Right now the only issue i see is the need for some configuration to
make it work nice i.e setting up the dual configs and dual mail
spool dirs though it shouldnt be to hard to implement in the post
install script. i am willing to work on this.
There seems to be more than one outstanding RFE requesting the
inclusion of mailscanners and antivirus products...
I'm just here to cast another vote, hoping that it will actually help!
It is really important(IMHO) that this kind of functionality is
included in the core product(if at all possible) as it's barely
responsible setting up a mail server without these abilities
nowadays... We may not be affected by vira under linux but some
clients on a lot of linux-powered networks are...
Also, could someone please move this bug to devel, where it's probably
i concur, mailscanner would be very nice.
can someone please move this to devel?
This kind of thing should really go into extras now, so move it there!
i actullay ended up having to move to amavis. i was missing mail i was
expecting looking in the logs the mail got lost with mailscanners dual
queue's and postfix. which is unsupported so i would sugest that amavis
gets in extras instead of mailscanner.
amavis does not seem supported anymore. last release is 17 months old, and in
that time many new kinds of virus attacks and malware have been released.
amavisd-new is under active development, but it is very beta.
mailscanner at least gets regular updates and development. it is well tested and
supported, at least for sendmail.
is postfix officially supported by fedora?
yes postfix is well supported on fedora, I use the RPMS supplied in the distro.
i should have been clearer i use amavis-new, I think most people using amavis
actually use amavis-new. but i think that both mailscanner and amavisd-new have
there place. but they would both belong in extras as that is where clamav
i mean is postfix officially supported. for example there are jfs, xfs and
reiserfs tools in fedora also, but these filesystems are "unsupported" by fedora.
its supported and has been since at least RH7.0
mailscanner was/is easy to install and i had no problems under fc2, fc3, fc4, fc5.
my other solution was
apt-get install mailscanner