Provided by: amavisd-new_2.6.5-0ubuntu3_all bug


       amavisd-new - Interface between MTA and virus scanner/content filters


       amavisd-new  [ -u userid ] [ -g groupid ] [ -c config-file ]...  [ start | stop | reload |
       debug | debug-sa | foreground ]


       amavisd is a high-performance interface between message transfer  agent  (MTA)  and  virus
       scanners and/or spam scanners.

       This is the amavisd-new incarnation of amavisd.  It is a performance-enhanced and feature-
       enriched version of the original amavisd program.

       Amavisd-new works as a SMTP proxy.  Email is fed to it through SMTP,  processed,  and  fed
       back  to  the MTA through a new SMTP connection.  There is no buffering to disk by amavis,
       it will report that the transfer was sucessfull only after the forwarding MTA has accepted
       the message.

       It  is  possible to use the sendmail milter interface instead of the SMTP proxy method, as


       -c configfile
              Use the specified configuration file instead of using run-parts(8) to  find  config
              files   in  /usr/share/amavis/conf.d  and  /etc/amavis/conf.d  (this  is  a  Debian
              extension to Amavisd-new).  More than one -c option can be specified and the  files
              will be read in the order given.

       -u userid
              Try to switch to that user id.

       -g groupid
              Try to switch to that group id.

       start  Starts amavisd-new

       stop   Stops a running amavisd-new

       reload Reloads configuration from config file (may in fact just restart amavisd-new)

       debug  Runs amavisd-new in debug mode

              Runs amavisd-new in spamassassin debug mode

              Does not fork to background


       /etc/amavis/amavisd.conf, /var/lib/amavis, /var/run/amavis/




       This  manual  page  was  written  by Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                            2003-01-01                             AMAVISD-NEW(8)