Amavisd-new Error Information

Jakob Curdes jc at
Wed Sep 28 23:09:09 CEST 2011

Am 28.09.2011 22:55, schrieb Van Isle BC Web Solutions:
> # Allow incoming UDP ports
> *UDP_IN *=
> # Allow outgoing UDP ports
> # To allow outgoing traceroute add 33434:33523 to this list
> *UDP_OUT *=
I think the firewalling issue is a bit out-of-scope for this list. You 
cant try to disable the firewall completely, i.e. open it, wait for 
incoming mail, and see if the result differs from the closed firewall 
case. If it does, you have a firewall issue.
>> Anything else I can do? Am I doing it wrong?  I'm not sure where or 
>> how to find my avisd-new config files using putty to deactivate it.  
>> I tried ls -a amisd-new but the file didn't come up.
The config file is usually /etc/amavisd.conf .

BUT the DCC check is not configured in this config file as it is not 
called by amavisd directly, rather the check is invoked by spamassassin 
which in turn is invoked by amavis. Do the following:


Hopefully you will see one ore several file locations, the actual 
relevant configuration file should reside in /etc, for my installation 
it is
/etc/mail/spamassassin/ .

Once you have found this file, edit it with your favorite editor and 
check for occurence of a line like

use_dcc 1

If you find it, set it to

use_dcc 0

If it is not present, add a line

use_dcc 0

Now the DCC lookup will be disabled. But please be aware that this 
reduces the quality of your spam check, the better way would be to check 
why the DCC server request fails. Probably this would be a task for the 
consultant who installed and configured the system.

Best regards,
Jakob Curdes

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