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Problem with procmail/spamassassin/sendmail/dovecot

Posted on 2010-08-23
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my setup is centos 5.5 with sendmail and dovecot. i want to implement spamassassin and clamav for spam and av. every tutorial i found said i had to use procmail. most of them had almost the same steps. i followed one and now when i email the user im testing it on i get a bounce back message. ive gone through the others making sure that i didnt miss anything or maybe i did something wrong but i feel like it seems i did it all right.
The original message was received at Tue, 24 Aug 2010 02:07:01 -0400
from mta3.srv.hcvlny.cv.net [167.206.4.198]

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/bin/procmail -f-"
    (reason: Service unavailable)
    (expanded from: <vinny@tauruscomputers.com>)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
smrsh: "procmail" not available for sendmail programs (stat failed)
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable



Reporting-MTA: dns; mail.tauruscomputers.com
Received-From-MTA: DNS; mta3.srv.hcvlny.cv.net
Arrival-Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 02:07:01 -0400

Final-Recipient: RFC822; vinny@tauruscomputers.com
X-Actual-Recipient: X-Unix; |/usr/bin/procmail -f-
Action: failed
Status: 5.5.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Unix; 69
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 02:07:01 -0400

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by:Taurustech
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i forgot to add that i can no longer login via thunderbird it says connection refused. also my email was working prior to my spamassassin clamav procmail setup.
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by:Barry Gill
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/usr/bin/procmail -f-
is the second - supposed to be there? is it not supposed to be /usr/bin/procmail -f

also what do your logs say? both the maillog and syslog?
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Jan Springer earned 500 total points
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I highly recommend sticking with sendmail and using the MailScanner (www.mailscanner.info) distribution that comes bundled with Clam and Spamassassin.

Directions are relatively easy to follow and the mailing list is very active.
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Will my email signature work in Office 365?

You've built an email signature using raw HTML code in Office 365, but you can't review how it looks with Transport Rules. So you have to test it over and over again before it can be used. Isn't this a bit of a waste of your time? Wouldn't a WYSIWYG editor make it a lot easier?

 

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by:Taurustech
ID: 33513176
barrulus im new to linux what are there locations how do i view them.

jesper what about all the configing i did? do i uninstall or delete all the files i changed or added?

if it makes my life easier ill just use mailscanner
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by:Taurustech
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its not a total solution to the problem but i went ahead and use mailscanner to do everything.
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by:Taurustech
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also i took out the -f all together and it still didnt work also try with the correct -f not -f-
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