ConfigServer Services
Server Management Services from Way to The Web Ltd
Please read this whole page before downloading the installer

Through our experience of installing, configuring and upgrading MailScanner for many clients we have decided to publish our scripts that can be used to:

For upgrades and uninstallation, this installer will only work with MailScanner installations from this installer.

The installer configures MailScanner with sensible options that will minimize impact on server performance. Do be aware, through, that high email traffic volumes will inevitably cost something in server performance. There are a few additional steps that you can take to minimize this:

While we're not aware of any significant bugs, there's no guarantee or warranty provided with the script. We also do not provide any support for it. If you require support and contact us, there may be a charge for any work or advice provided. If you want support, we offer a cheap package to do it all for you, and more, over here.

You use it at your own risk
While we endeavour to configure MailScanner to be as efficient as possible, the application inevitably uses server resources. Due to this additional load, we recommend caution when installing MailScanner on a server with very high email throughput which has less than 1GB of memory.

This script has only been tested on supported releases of Redhat or CentOS Linux. There is no support for running on servers running Trustix, FreeBSD, SUSE or any OS that is EOL/obsolete or unsupported by cPanel (e.g. RedHat 9, Fedora,etc).

Script installation

  1. Login to your root account on your server via SSH
  2. Download the installer, expand it and go into it:

    wget https://download.configserver.com/msinstall.tar.gz
    tar -xzf msinstall.tar.gz
    cd msinstall/
    

  3. Follow the instructions in the INSTALL.txt file
  4. Please note that the script uses a stable version of MailScanner which might not be the very latest from the developer
  5. Once installed/upgraded/uninstalled make sure that both MailScanner is running correctly and that exim is sending and receiving emails:

    tail -f /var/log/maillog
    tail -f /var/log/exim_mainlog
    

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That's it. If you don't feel confident doing any of this yourself, or if you get into a horrible mess, we offer a cheap package to do it all for you, and more, over here.