Stop Spamassassin Globally

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jorizzzz, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. jorizzzz

    jorizzzz New Member

    Is there a way to stop SpamAssassin? Several clients of mine are telling me that alot of mail isn't coming through and i think SpamAssassin is the boogyman here...

    the --lint option doesn't give any output, so the config is ok. But Spamassassin hangs on several occasions on random mailboxes.
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please check if they have enabled the mailscan option and disable it.
     
  3. jorizzzz

    jorizzzz New Member

    I've disabled the mailscan in the management section of the ISPconfig panel. I presume that this disables it globally?
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    No, you can not disable it globally. If you removed it globally, only the checkbox will not be shown, mailscan remains active for all accounts were it has been active before if you did not disable it in every account.
     
  5. jorizzzz

    jorizzzz New Member


    Isn't there another way to disable Spamassassin?! I have about 150 mail boxes on this server..
     
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Mailscan is not spamassassin. But spamassassin normally does not cause the loss of any mails.
     
  7. jorizzzz

    jorizzzz New Member

    What does mailscan do exactly?
     
  8. madmucho

    madmucho ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Simply rewrite typical executable atachments to non execute format. For security reason.

    "Enables the virus scanner for this mailbox. Extensions of suspicious attachments (e.g. .exe-files) will be renamed so that they cannot be opened by double-click."
     
  9. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    And additionally it sanitizes the email if its in html format, e.g. javascript and other possible insecure html is removed from the email.
     
  10. jorizzzz

    jorizzzz New Member

    I'm sorry. I'd mixed up mailscan and spamassassin...

    Falko, my customers are telling me that they aren't getting all of the e-mail that are sent to them. Mailscan is turned off on those accounts (it was never on) so that couldn't be the problem.

    I thought that Spamassassin was the boogyman because it did hang a few times (already a while ago, no more hangs lately).

    Could it be anything else?
     
  11. madmucho

    madmucho ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Try change spam rule, if you have discard try change it to TAG.
    I dont thing spamassassin drop your mails, but if you can search your mail log for delivery information, if message is delivered to your server.
     
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please make sure that the MX records of your email domains are pointing to your server. Also take a look at the mail log.
     

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