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Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.2.x

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  1. mmkassem

    mmkassem Well-Known Member

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    #1 mmkassem, Jul 31, 2003
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    # Table of Contents:
    1. Optional Installation and Upgrades
    1.1 Upgrade cPanel to latest Release
    1.2 Upgrade Exim to the latest Built
    1.3 Install or Upgrade Clam AV to the latest Stable version

    2. Required Installation and Modifications
    2.0 Extract cPanelPlus MailScanner Package
    2.1 Install MailScanner
    2.2 Modifications required for MailScanner files
    2.2.1 Modifications for MailScanner System Configuration file
    2.2.2 Modifications for MailScanner init.d file
    2.2.3 Modifications for MailScanner Configuration File
    2.2.4 Start MailScanner and Few permissions
    2.3 Modify Exim Configuration
    2.3.1 Modifcations for Exim init.d file
    2.3.2 Setup Outgoing Exim
    2.3.3 Modifcations for Exim configuration file
    2.4 Final touches and restart Services

    3. Notes

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  3. sexy_guy

    sexy_guy Well-Known Member

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    Not only have to stolen 99% of that information and code from somebodies elses integration(UNAMED), from the Rackshack forums, you have also beaten this subject to pieces on your site in the hope of making a couple of bucks from it. Why dont you find your own integration, something that has not been integrated with Cpanel, and offer a solution instead of stealing what is rightfully not yours.

    Thief!

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    Compare it with his How-To and you will find it unstolen.

    He used an old version of MailScanner. So he did not:
    modify /etc/sysconfig/MailScanner
    and his /etc/init.d/MailScanner is completely different than orig init.d/MailScaner for the new MailScanner which I used and modifed.

    For Clam AV Installation it is based on Clam AV guide on their homepage

    For MailScanner Installation it is based on MailScanner Installation Guide.

    You can see the links at the top of page. I give reference to where I based my article on.

    For the names: exim_outgoing.conf and exim_incoming : they are set in /scripts/mailscannerupdate and cPanel /etc/init.d/exim and many others so I had to use them.

    My /etc/init.d/exim is completely different than his modifications to /etc/init.d/exim

    Please do not just read the article title and write without reading.
     
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    mmkassem Well-Known Member

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    As for making bucks:

    The Article is written very neat, carefully and too informative. That if followed as it is will generate a successfully working Exim 4.20 + MailScanner.

    I only added the line for contacting me if they need me to install it for them after I got a PM from a cPanel user asking me for how much would I charge me if I installed it for me.

    PM from: Valuehosted
    Of course if this line was already there he would have emailed me better than PM me.

    You can not just assume what's in the brain of others.

    To sum up:

    0. His How To did not include Clam AV.

    1. MailScanner Installation : based on "Official MailScanner Installation Guide – Linux RPM" and I gave credit at the top of the Article

    2. Mailscanner Files Modication
    /etc/init.d/MailScanner : I used the latest stable version and commented out that the line which will start Exim
    (this init.d/MailScanner was completely different than his because the huge difference in MailScanner version)

    -> He did not provide the modifications for this file. He provided a script which replaces
    /etc/init.d/MailScanner which another /etc/init.d/MailScanner

    /etc/sysconfig/MailScanner : Normal modification which any person who can read can do it. (This was not in this package)

    /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf :
    Based on "Official MailScanner Installation Guide – Exim" and I gave credit + Commented enough to be understandable

    3. Exim
    /etc/init.d/exim : the modification I made is a modify of exim #230+ init.d/exim (completely different than his)

    --> He did not provide a code to add. He provided a script which replaces the init.d/exim with another init.d/exim

    /etc/exim.conf : Based on "Official MailScanner Installation Guide – Exim" and I gave credit at the top of the article.

    >> His How To was removed from his site for unknown reasons.

    >> He did not give credit to "Official MailScanner Installation Guide – Exim". Which made you think that he went and learned Exim commands and others to provide you with a How TO.

    >> His How To missing a lot of things.

    >> If you think my article is complicated or hard to follow it's your own problem


    I believe copyright and such related problems are first solved through private contact then if no one replies you make it public. Better than just saying what you do not know anything about and figure out that you are wrong.
     
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    That wasn't very nice of you sexy guy (actually, RUDE!! of you!!). Go back to sleep, as I see you kept on and on till you found out you actually had PHP 4.2.3 and not 4.3.2 :D

    GO SLEEP!

    Brenden

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    This was all help info. It is all written clearly so that most people can follow and install for themselves.

    Even if he had taken 99% of the code, he was not claiming it was his. He simply gave directions on how to set it up.

    It also looks like he states where he grabbed the info from.

    As for charging, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It is similar to someone giving instructions on how to build a website with HTML, but also offering to build it for them. Some people can't follow directions, or maybe don't have time to do it themselves, or don't feel comfortable doing it, or are just lazy. Having the option for someone else to do it for them is great.

    I like the sleep idea. :)

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    Im speaking the truth and for your little joke i say, small thing amuse small minds. Now go back to mommy little boy!

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    Completely unprofessional, sexy_guy. I wonder if you actually have any clients.

    I've put you on Ignore for now. Insults don't get welcomed here, especially when you spew false stuff.

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    Prove the truth you are talking about. You have not replied to my posts.
     
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    In case you didn't know, sexy_guy is a reincarnation of a banned forum user called ozzixxxx (or something on these lines!). His nickname should really have been manic_guy! His nickname at the Rackshack forums is aussie.

    Talking about bucks, this small-time brainsick bully once had a squirrelmail install how-to in this forum. He then realized he could make a few bucks out of it from novices so he promptly deleted his post and started to charge $100 to those who wanted to have sq on their servers.

    He obviously has no mentionable character attribute to speak of and should be disregarded both in this thread and other threads, and avoided like a plague. ;)
     
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    Hmm.. Interesting, Well so I should say who is the UNNAMED he is talking about then, He's him.

    Aussie is the writer of the How-To in Rackshacks which used to link to a page in his site which is removed days before I write my article.

    In his article he used a MailScanner 3.x which has a completely different init.d/MailScanner and settings.

    Well, Squirrel Mail is my next How-To .. I hope he won't jump in and say I stole it from him too.

    Wow .. $100 for installing a script. The last person I installed MailScanner+ClamAv+Updated Exim4 I only charged the person $20. I think it's worse the time.

    Anway, Thanks very much for the information. Avoiding him is the best solution.

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    Re: Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.x

    When I installed the Amavis mail filter Pine would no longer work properly. Do you know if MailScanner interferes with Pine?

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    Re: Re: Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.x

    What's Mail Filter Pine?
    If you can explain more I can check for you.

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    Re: Re: Re: Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.x

    I meant the Amavis mail filter with the mail program Pine. Messages sent using Pine would stay in the mail queue until an admin forced them through. I had to uninstall Amavis because of this.

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    I don't think $100 is too much to ask. Sure, $20 is a great deal, but for someone who doesn't feel comfortable around computers/servers, how long do you think it would take to install it themselves?

    And what is their time worth?

    Remember, value is in the eye of the purchaser. :) Sure, it may only be worth $20 to YOU, but then again, it's nothing for you. It might even be laughable that someone needs assistance.
    However, to the person that is unsure of things, it may very well be worth $100. Plus, perhaps the person is capable, but just doesn't have the time to mess with things.

    Know your worth, and know the value to the customer. If you choose to charge less than someone else, good for you. But don't bash someone for charging more. They may not be greedy, just business minded.

    ---- as geeks, we all need to work together and not bicker about who did what and who charges what. We are in a unique field where it shouldn't need to be dog eat dog.

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.x

    Can you send me a link for this program?

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.x

    Just type "Pine" from a shell session and the program will load.

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Exim 4.20 + MailScanner + Clam AV Full Guide for Cpanel 7.x

    It works great. I sent a message to myself and I got it. (It is scanned too :) )
     
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    Yeah I agree, but installing a php script for such a price is a little expensive. Do not you agree?
     

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