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     clamsmtpd.conf — the configuration file for clamsmtpd(8)


     clamsmtpd(8) reads a configuration file when starting up. The location of the file is
     dependent on how you compiled clamsmtp but it should usually be in either the
     /usr/local/etc/ or /etc/ directories. If clamsmtpd(8) does not find its configuration file
     it'll print a warning when it starts up along with the location it's expecting to find it
     in. You can also specify a different location for a config file by passing the -f argument
     to clamsmtpd(8)

     The settings are specified one per line. The setting names come first, followed by a colon
     and then the value. Comments start with the '#' character on a line of their own. Whitespace
     is ignored at the beginning of line, end of line and around the colons.

     A sample configuration file can be found in the doc/ directory of the clamsmtp distribution.


     The various settings are as follows:

     Action      This option controls what clamsmtpd(8) does when it finds a virus. The options

                 bounce Bounce the email. In most cases this is not a good idea since many
                 viruses spoof sender addresses.

                 drop Silently drop the email. Recommended.

                 pass Pass on the email. Inserts an 'X-Virus-Infected' header.

                 [ Default: drop ]

                 Specifies the address to connect to clamd(8) on. See syntax of addresses below.

                 [ Default: /var/run/clamav/clamd ]

     Header      A header to add to scanned messages. Put an empty value to suppress adding a
                 header. You can include the following special formatting characters in the
                 string to include special values:

                 %i Client IP Address

                 %l Local IP Address

                 %d Current Date

                 You can also include the standard \r or \n escapes.

                 [ Default: 'X-Virus-Scanned: ClamAV using ClamSMTP' ]

     KeepAlives  On slow connections the server will sometimes timeout before clamsmtpd(8) is
                 finished scanning the file. This option sends NOOP's to the server to keep the
                 connection alive. Specify the number of seconds, or 0 to disable.

                 [ Default: 0 ]

     Listen      The address and port to listen for SMTP connections on. See syntax of addresses

                 [ Default: port 10025 on all local IP addresses ]

     PidFile     Specifies a location for the a process id file to be written to. This file
                 contains the process id of clamsmtpd.conf and can be used to stop the daemon. If
                 the -p argument is passed on the command line, then this setting will be

                 [ Default: none ]

     Quarantine  Quarantine files that contain viruses by leaving them in the TempDirectory
                 directory. The file names look like this (where X is a random character or
                 number): virus.XXXXXX

                 [ Default: off ]

                 Specifies the maximum number of connections to accept at once.  clamd(8) also
                 needs to be setup to accept at least this number of connections.

                 [ Default: 64 ]

     OutAddress  The address of the SMTP server to send email to once it's been scanned. See
                 syntax of addreses below.

                 [ Required ]

                 The directory to write temp files to. This directory needs to be accessible to
                 both clamd(8) and clamsmtpd(8)

                 [ Default: /tmp ]

     TimeOut     The number of seconds to wait while reading data from network connections.

                 [ Default: 180 seconds ]

                 This option enables transparent proxy support, which allows you to route all
                 SMTP traffic that's going through a gateway through clamsmtp which will then
                 send it on to its final destination. This setup usually involves firewall rules
                 which redirect traffic to clamsmtp, and the setup varies from OS to OS.

                 [ Default: off ]

     User        The user to run as. If this option is specified then clamsmtpd(8) must be
                 started as root. It will then drop root privileges and run as the specified
                 user. The user can either be a name or a numerical user id.

                 [ Optional ]

                 This is a command to run when a virus is found. See the VIRUS ACTION section in
                 clamsmtpd(8) for a discussion of this option.

                 [ Default: off ]

     XClient     Send an XCLIENT command to the receiving server. This is useful for forwarding
                 client addresses and connection info to servers that support this feature.

                 [ Default: off ]


     Addresses can be specified in multiple formats:

        Unix local addresses can be specified by specifying their full path.  (ie:

        IP addresses can be specified using dotted notation with a colon before the port number
         (ie: '').

        IPv6 addresses are implemented but disabled. The code needs testing.




     Stef Walter <>