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Old 15th August 2012, 01:58
abrichr abrichr is offline
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Default Postfix/Courier/Mysql/Squirrelmail slow!


I followed the guide at, and after much searching and tweaking, was finally able to get it up and running.

I currently have two accounts set up, and Both accounts are able to receive and send mail to/from each other through squirrelmail.

However, after having set everything up, the server is responding significantly slower than previously. Furthermore, several alarming lines that keep reappearing in /var/mail/mail.log:

amavis[27187]: (27187-14) (!)ClamAV-clamd: Can't connect to UNIX socket /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl: Connection refused, retrying (2)

amavis[27187]: (27187-14) (!)ClamAV-clamd av-scanner FAILED: run_av error: Too many retries to talk to /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl (Can't connect to UNIX socket /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl: Connection refused) at (eval 100) line 375.\n

amavis[27187]: (27187-14) (!!)WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups

amavis[32136]: Net::Server: Ran out of accept retries!

amavis[27187]: (27187-14) (!)ClamAV-clamscan av-scanner FAILED: /usr/bin/clamscan KILLED, signal 9 (0009) at (eval 100) line 596.

amavis[27187]: (27187-14) (!!)TROUBLE in check_mail: virus_scan FAILED: AV: ALL VIRUS SCANNERS FAILED

amavis[27187]: (27187-14) (!)PRESERVING EVIDENCE in /var/lib/amavis/tmp/amavis-20120814T220242-27187

Failed to connect to socket /tmp/fam--
Regarding the second line, the file does at least exist:

# ls -alh /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl
srw-rw-rw- 1 clamav clamav 0 Aug 14 21:56 /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl
Regarding the last line, I found a post at I changed the primary group of user 'vmail' to 'vmail' with the following command:

usermod -g vmail vmail
And then restarted postfix and courier, with no change in behaviour.

Any help would be appreciated!
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