Amavisd-release sends messages back to quarantine?

Daniel McDonald dan.mcdonald at
Fri Jun 24 18:17:35 CEST 2011

On 6/24/11 10:57 AM, "Michael Scheidell" <michael.scheidell at>

>    On 6/24/11 11:29 AM, McDonald, Dan wrote:
>>   Amavisd-release sends messages back to quarantine? I must have something
>> messed up on my version of amavisd-release.  When I release a message from
>> quarantine, amavisd-new processes the message as if it were new, and performs
>> the original quarantining action....
>>  Running 2.6.6, I don¹t think it did this with 2.6.5, advice welcome.
>  diff your amavisd.conf vs the stock one. you might have something set
> strange.

I think I've found it.  The default $notify_method is localhost:10025, while
Mandriva used 10025 for something else and moved it to 10026.  I had the
$forward_method set correctly, which is why mail passed, but amavisd-release
uses $notify_method....

Daniel J McDonald, CCIE # 2495, CISSP # 78281

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