tom_taylor

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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
 

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:
 

mctDarren

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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.
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)
 

Stefaans

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Thanks for you your comments Webtiva.
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? :)
Quickly knocking on formica desk
Auch, that's my head you're knocking on! :D
 

Stefaans

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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:
Exiscan will most likely be less of a burden to your server, but it is not configurable to any degree, nor is it flexible. MailScanner is both and more comprehensive a solution. Care is needed with it on an overloaded server.
Yes, that is not putting any numbers to it, but I think it does offer a good hint ;)
 

adapter

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sorry buy mailscanner is a alterative to spamassasin or i can use both on my server?
 

mctDarren

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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%.