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MailScanner??

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by tom_taylor, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. tom_taylor

    tom_taylor Active Member

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    Hiya

    Could we include MailScanner as standard to work with SpamAssassin and ClamAV?


    Its a bit of a pain to install, but would be great if it was pre-installed and can be managed through WHM :)


    Probably get alot more admins and hosting providors purchasing licenses for WHM with its added benefits of kicking back Spam and other nasties :)

    I have it installed on my own server (which doesn't run WHM) with SpamAssassin and ClamAV and its fantastic!

    Would be a good feature to let each user within Cpanel accounts manage the blocklists, with default lists to use, etc


    Hope we could implement this!

    Tom
     
  2. Lyttek

    Lyttek Well-Known Member

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    Log a feature request with cPanel.
     
  3. Stefaans

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    I agree, it would be nice to have MailScanner option to have in a default WHM installation. What century that will happen, is an open question. Pity that the cPanel developers sometimes seem so out of touch with what their users want/need.

    I have been thinking of installing Chirpy's MailScanner solution (www.configserver.com), but am a bit worried about 1) possible additional load on the server (compared to using Exiscan) and 2) the idea that it is not supported by the cPanel team. :confused:
     
  4. mctDarren

    mctDarren Well-Known Member

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    My load DID in fact go up after the switch, but not as much as I had expected. And the results are well worth the increased load. Like anything else, it's all a matter of perspective. Typical load increases for us have been negligible, but of course it's all a matter of perspective - depending on your email flow and resources available. I have yet to have a box buckle under the weight of a MS set up. (Quickly knocking on formica desk)
     
  5. Stefaans

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    Thanks for you your comments Webtiva.
    Well that does it then. I will install MS on one of servers this weekend and see how it goes next week. I am looking forward to using Chirpy's WHM addon for MS -- isn't his stuff just great? :)
    Auch, that's my head you're knocking on! :D
     
  6. SoftDux

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    Can anyone who has used mailscanner tell us how much load it adds to the server?
     
  7. Stefaans

    Stefaans Well-Known Member

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    You can find the "Chirpy's official" thread on MailScanner at http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=28186

    Quoting Chirpy on the server load:
    Yes, that is not putting any numbers to it, but I think it does offer a good hint ;)
     
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    softdux, my loads with MS have increased between 25-30% or so. Really all depends on your mail traffic.
     
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    sorry buy mailscanner is a alterative to spamassasin or i can use both on my server?
     
  10. mctDarren

    mctDarren Well-Known Member

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    Mailscanner can control SA for you, as well as offering a rule based scanning system. For those who say loads have increased dramatically, I have to wonder if you have truly tried to tweak it. Our average load went up about 15-20% with the stock MS offering (Chirpy's) but after configuring it to our traffic it's down to about 10%.
     
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