A new version of the update script has been released to cater for some hidden changes in the way MailScanner uses its SpamAssassin preferences file. This will likely only have affected those that have modified spam.assassin.prefs.conf.Changes in the new release:
MailScanner have release a new version which includes some major enhancements, some of which I’ve seen improve performance dramatically on servers that receive a lot of spam.Changes in this new release to the script are:
Changes in this new release to the script are:v2.29 – New version of MailScanner 4.49.7Upgrades can be done by following upgrade instructions.Details of the MailScanner Changes:
We have had a lot of reports about MailScanner failing with perl module errors. We’re finding that this has nothing to do with MailScanner at all. It’s because clients are not excluding perl updates from their OS providers update utility (e.g. yum or up2date). There was a recent update to RH based OS’s with a new iteration of perl which fixes some security bugs. Most likely this has downgraded installed version of perl (perhaps v5.8.7) to v5.8.0 which won’t contain all the perl modules needed to run many things including MailScanner, cPanel and it will almost definitely break cPanel stats.The fix is fairly simple:
establish which version of perl you should be using:
Check it’s correct with:
Check that /usr/local/bin/perl is a symlink to /usr/bin/perl. Then stop and restart MailScanner, cPanel and any other daemons running through the perl interpreter.
There is a new release of the MailScanner script: