Thanks Falko, made no difference though. It was definately a group problem where I missed something in the mailscanner config file. i really appreciate the response though.
Rocky, I didn't set the group to www-data, i had it as postfix, so I changed that.
It seems to be running now after the rc.local mods change the perms, and all the problems with perms are solved.
the only problem i have now is in regards to;
Quarantine Whole Message As Queue Files = no <--- This is not in my MailScanner.conf file at all.
# Is Definitely Not Spam = &SQLWhitelist
# Is Definitely Spam = &SQLBlacklist
Jun 11 21:56:03 mcp-spam1 MailScanner: Syntax error in line 1777, value "" for spamblacklist is not one of allowed values "yes","no"
Jun 11 21:56:03 mcp-spam1 MailScanner: Syntax error in line 1770, value "" for spamwhitelist is not one of allowed values "yes","no"
Admittedly, I haven't had any mail flow through the server, could this be why? the DB hasn't been created yet?
Last edited by Kamian; 11th June 2008 at 16:15.
Reason: Added more info.