How to install MailScanner

May 16, 2024 / How-to Guide

At times, you might find it necessary to install MailScanner to enhance email scanning and spam filtration. It is important to note that while MailScanner can be utilized with cPanel, it is a third-party plugin not directly managed or supported by cPanel. Therefore, the assistance in troubleshooting may be limited.

Here is a procedure for installation-

  1. Access your server via SSH as root.
  2. Download the installer, extract it, and navigate into the directory-
    tar -xzf msinstall.tar.gz
    cd msinstall/
  3. Follow the instructions provided in the INSTALL.txt file.
  4. Keep in mind that the script employs a stable version of MailScanner, which may not necessarily be the latest version from the developer.
  5. After installation, upgrade, or uninstallation, ensure that both MailScanner and Exim are functioning properly by monitoring their logs-
    tail -f /var/log/maillog
    tail -f /var/log/exim_mainlog

This will allow you to observe any incoming and outgoing email activity and verify the correct operation of MailScanner and exim.

That is it! For latest guides, visit our KB section regularly. However, if you still face any issues, contact our support team.


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