How to disable Clamav and Amavis for postfix

 

If you want to run postfix but not run the antivirus (Clam, Amavis), there is a way to disable those services while allowing postfix to run as normal.

Follow the instructions you can easily to disable Clamav and Amavis for postfix.

1) Edit the file/etc/postfix/main.cf

And use the following commands :

content_filter = amavis:[127.0.0.1]:10024
receive_override_options = no_address_mappings

 

2) Edit the file /etc/postfix/master.cf

And use the following commend :

amavis unix – – – – 2 smtp
-o smtp_data_done_timeout=1200
-o smtp_send_xforward_command=yes
127.0.0.1:10025 inet n – – – – smtpd
-o content_filter=
-o local_recipient_maps=
-o relay_recipient_maps=
-o smtpd_restriction_classes=
-o smtpd_client_restrictions=
-o smtpd_helo_restrictions=
-o smtpd_sender_restrictions=
-o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,rej ect
-o mynetworks=127.0.0.0/8
-o strict_rfc821_envelopes=yes
-o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_chec ks,no_header_body_checks
-o smtpd_bind_address=127.0.0.1

 

3) To stop the services :

/etc/init.d/amavisd stop
/etc/init.d/clamav-daemon stop
/etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam stop
/etc/init.d/clamd.amavisd stop

 

4) Disable the services from start-up :

chkconfig –levels 235 amavisd off
chkconfig –levels 235 clamav-daemon off
chkconfig –levels 235 clamav-freshclam off
chkconfig –levels 235 clamd.amavisd off

 

5) Reboot your server, and restart postfix by entering :

/etc/init.d/postfix restart