I finally got Postfix, Amavisd, Spamassassin and Clamd working together on Centos7. I wanted to reduce the timing that clamd does its Selfcheck. The default is 600. My configuration file is located at /etc/clamd.d/scan.conf and, I also have /etc/clamd.conf linked to it. I've changed the parameter in the conf file to # Perform a database check. # Default: 600 (10 min) #SelfCheck 600 SelfCheck 3600 Restarted everything via systemctl to be sure (postfix, AMavisd, Clamd, spamassassin). But in my maillog, I still get the steady checks every 600 seconds: Jul 21 21:15:24 tn4 clamd: SelfCheck: Database status OK. Jul 21 21:25:24 tn4 clamd: SelfCheck: Database status OK. Jul 21 21:35:24 tn4 clamd: SelfCheck: Database status OK. Jul 21 21:45:24 tn4 clamd: SelfCheck: Database status OK. Jul 21 21:55:24 tn4 clamd: SelfCheck: Database status OK. I checked which service was actually running adn that it is th eonly clamd related process running: [email protected] loaded active running I checked what I think is that configuration file for systemctl /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd@.service and it appers to be using the conf file I think it is: ExecStart = /usr/sbin/clamd -c /etc/clamd.d/%i.conf --foreground=yes Or is it? Not sure what the %i resolves to. I think I saw that was amavisd somewhere. So, I tried editing that service starting file and manually pointing it to start with "-c /etc/clamd.conf" That appears to made some difference, as it moved the logging from maillog to /var/log/messages. But now it says: Jul 21 22:23:08 tn4 clamd: ERROR: Please define server type (local and/or TCP). Jul 21 22:23:08 tn4 systemd: [email protected]: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Jul 21 22:23:08 tn4 systemd: Unit [email protected] entered failed state. Jul 21 22:23:08 tn4 systemd: [email protected] failed. So I looked that up. My conf file does have the LocalSocket line uncommented and a file defined: # Default: disabled (must be specified by a user) LocalSocket /var/run/clamd.amavisd/clamd.sock I surmise fro this that wile I had clamd running without error, it is apparently starting up with defaults and not using my config file. Help?