clamd does not scan emails

Dominic Raferd dominic at
Tue May 21 15:59:12 CEST 2019

On Tue, 21 May 2019 at 14:54, Alexander Azeev <artang89 at> wrote:

> Hello, I have a problem with clamd not being able to scan mail properly.
> In the amavis log there are messages like:
> run_av (ClamAV-clamd) result:
> /var/amavis/tmp/amavis-20190518T065844-01954-dOjV4CBP/parts: lstat()
> failed: Permission denied.
> ERROR\n/var/amavis/tmp/amavis-20190518T065844-01954-dOjV4CBP/parts: OK\n
> run_av (ClamAV-clamd): CLEAN
> run_av (ClamAV-clamd) result: clean
> So it passes everything as CLEAN, even the EICAR test virus.
> It seems to be a permissions issue.
> I used this article to check my settings
> ,
> but everything seems to be correct.
Try adding user amavis to group clamav (as well as adding user clamav to
group amavis, which I guess you already did):
# adduser amavis clamav
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