Amavis gives you an interface between mail servers (MTAs such as Postfix or DoveCot) and mail filters (ClamAV, SpamAssassin). In many cases it is more efficient than running separate daemons like spamd.
Install & Setup
Install AUR. You'd be wise to also install optdepends such as and so your filters can actually see inside compressed files.AUR from the
If your hostname is not a FQDN, you must set
/etc/amavisd/amavisd.conf. You probably want to set
After that, you can start the
amavisd service with systemctl and possibly enable it.
Some ways to check for errors:
systemctl status amavisd journalctl -xbo short -u amavisd
Digest of the excellent upstream README.