Cant send/receive mail with new iRedMail install on Ubuntu 12.04

  • Posted on April 10, 2014
  • the_jdubAsked by the_jdub

I recently created a new droplet and installed iRedMail on it by following these directions:

But I cannot send or receive mail on it. The email just gets returned with a “Connection Refused” error.

/var/log/mail.err complains that all primary virus scanners failed

I’m new to Linux admin, so you may have to walk me though things, but I catch on quick.

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That did it!!! <br> <br>I don’t know if it was the resize itself, or power cycling the server (maybe it just needed a good restart) but I have successfully sent and received email. <br> <br>Thank you very much for all your help. <br> <br>Now maybe I can confidently dump my old host before they bill me for another year in a few days.

Try temporarily resizing your droplet to 1GB. If that doesn’t fix it, resize back to 512MB, it’s probably something else that’s preventing it from starting.

I have the same problem with iRedMail. I just googled it and it has something to do with clamav permission. <br> <br> <br>ERROR: Can’t open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check permissions!). <br>ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile = /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log). <br> <br>May be adding amavis to clamav and change permissions for /var/log/clamav will help. <br> <br>I am unsure how to do it cause I am a linux n00b.