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 well.
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.
Try to switch to that user id.
Try to switch to that group id.
Stops a running amavisd-new
Reloads configuration from config file (may in fact just restart amavisd-new)