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I installed ESET Mail Security (esets.i386.fbs9.tgz.bin) at my FreeBsd 9.3 machine. It should work with sendmail. But after email scanned it doesn't save any emails to the /var/mail/_user_ file. Even clean emails.

And there aren't any errors in log file:

Feb  1 16:07:14 test sm-mta[886]: w11E7EKq000886: from=<admin@domain.com>, size=1196, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<OF3541F860.CC84B8F5-ONC2258227.00384C4E-C2258227.004D92E2@domain.com>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=IPv4, relay=[]
Feb  1 16:07:14 test esets_daemon[884]: summ[03740301]: vdb=36254, agent=mda, name="from: admin@domain.com to: val@test.domain.com with subject 55 dated Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:07:18 +0200 ", virus="is OK", action="", info="", avstatus="clean", hop="accepted"
Feb  1 16:07:14 test esets_mda[888]: summ[03780000]: action="accepted"
Feb  1 16:07:14 test sm-mta[887]: w11E7EKq000886: to=<val@test.domain.com>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=31420, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent


Sendmail without antivirus works fine.

How can I resolve this problem?


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15 hours ago, foneil said:

We have an Online Help topic related to configuring Mail Security with Sendmail, can you review that and see if that helps:


Thank you for your answer.

I configured my Sendmail and Eset according that manual. Unfortunately it didn't resolve my problem with email saving.

Do you have any other idea how can I fix it?


P.S. I added full log to my first post. It wasn't complete before.

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Some update to my previous message.

At first I set up Sendmail and Eset only for "Inbound email message scanning". This configuration of Sendmail doesn't save emails. 

Now I set it up using "Bi-directional email message scanning" and now Sendmail can save emails.

I have one more question. How can I set up Eset to redirect messages with spam or virus to some mailbox?


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Afaik, you can set up notifications of spam and threat messages to send to a mailbox but I'm not sure it can redirect spam- or threat-flagged messages to another mailbox. 

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