Amavis Quarantine MySql, managing

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Thu May 12 17:38:10 CEST 2011

On 5/11/11 3:24 AM, Antoine Nguyen wrote:
>> what do you use for managing amavis quarantine? (MySql-DB)
>> I google alot, but i am not sure what to use.
>> Can you recommend me some tools?
>> Thank you.
>> marko, from sunny hamburg
> You can take a look at Modoboa (
> It provides a quarantine viewer/manager and is maintained.

   That looks like a really nice package, Antoine.

   I have an existing setup with Postfix, amavisd-new, clamav, and 
Dovecot, in which all control information is stored in a MySQL database 
except for the mail spools themselves, and mail account users don't have 
UNIX accounts.  I'm currently using MailZu to manage the quarantine 
database.  Nothing ever touches the mail spools themselves except 
Dovecot; delivery is accomplished via Dovecot's LDA.  All of this has 
been in service for a long time at a couple of sites, handling a few 
thousand accounts in total, and it works extremely well.

   If I were to want to move to Modoboa, I assume I'd have to change my 
schemas, but how tough are those changes likely to be?  Will I be able 
to retain the "nothing touches the spools except Dovecot" functionality 
with Modoboa?


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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