[CentOS-docs] amavisd-new, spamassassin and clamav

Fri May 2 14:10:21 UTC 2008
Michael Crider <mcrider at hoecoop.org>

This might be slightly off topic for this list, but do any of you have a 
feel for how amavisd-new compares to MailScanner? I know amavisd-new is 
in rpmforge repositories, and MailScanner as far as I know is not in any 
standard CentOS repositories, so that certainly makes amavisd-new more 
convenient. However, we have been using MailScanner since late 2006 
based on a howto that was published at hughesjr.com. We recently 
upgraded our server to CentOS 5, and I have been preparing a page for 
the wiki documenting the installation. I know that in the past postfix 
developers did not care for MailScanner because of the interface they 
used, but as I understand that was fixed several years ago. A quick 
google on comparisons turned up a lot of old information that probably 
isn't relevant now, but I did find a couple of opinions that might be 
1. amavisd-new may occasionally lose a message, while MailScanner (from 
my own experience) never allows a mail to be deleted from the incoming 
queue until it is in the delivery queue.
2. amavisd-new processes can take a lot of memory.
Does anybody on this list have better information based on what they 
have seen or read?

Ned Slider wrote:
> Hi List,
> I've been working on documenting an amavisd-new, spamassassin and 
> clamav installation for postfix on CentOS5 with regards to writing 
> this up for the Wiki (with invaluable help from forum member 
> WhatsHisName - thanks!).
> I hope to make a start on a Wiki page in the next week or so, so if 
> anyone has any experience with this combo and would like to offer 
> advice, tips and proof-reading once I get going, that would be more 
> than welcome.
> Assuming there are no objections, I'll post a link once I get started :)
> Regards,
> Ned
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Michael Crider
Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative
West Plains MO

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