MailScanner  5.4.5-3.nix
About: MailScanner is an e-mail security and anti-spam package for e-mail gateway systems (using scanners like ClamAV, SpamAssassin or others).
  Fossies Dox: MailScanner-5.4.5-3.nix.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

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MailScanner Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies MailScanner-5.4.5-3.nix.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

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Welcome to MailScanner!

January 04, 2022

MailScanner Team

MailScanner is an open source email gateway that processes email for spam, viruses, phishing, and other malicious content. MailScanner leverages other open source software such as ClamAV and Spamassassin. MailScanner will run on any NIX platform and includes install packages for popular distributions such as Redhat, Debian, and SUSE in addition to any generic NIX package.









           rpm -ivh|-Uvh MailScanner-5.x.x-x.rhel.noarch.rpm
           /usr/sbin/ms-configure [--update]


           dpkg -i MailScanner-5.x.x.x-x.noarch.deb
           /usr/sbin/ms-configure [--update]


           rpm -ivh|-Uvh MailScanner-5.x.x.x-x.suse.noarch.rpm
           /usr/sbin/ms-configure [--update]

Other *nix

           tar -xvzf MailScanner-5.x.x-x.nix.tar.gz

MTA Guides:

sendmail -

postfix -

exim -


Edit /etc/MailScanner/defaults and set options

Edit /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf and set options

service mailscanner start


For generic NIX systems, create a symlink for controlling the start/stop/restart of the program to:


  • This is not required for RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE

File Locations: