Postgrey & spamassassin will not start

on the maintenance page, I am all green except two errors:

:heavy_multiplication_x: Postgrey is not running (port 10023).
:heavy_multiplication_x: Spamassassin is not running (port 10025).

I have done sudo service postgrey start && sudo service spamassassin start but then when I check service --status-all, i still see the following:

[ - ] postgrey

[ - ] spamassassin
[ - ] spampd

In additional, and this may or may not be related, I can send emails no problem, but I cannot receive emails.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Postgrey & Spamassassin are not required to send but are required to receive.

That being said, I will need some log files in order to assist:


etc etc - same with spamassassin (IDK if it has a specific log file, it might log to syslog?)

I have attached /var/log/syslog and /var/log/syslog.1 in gists below as they were too long to include here. There were no postgrey or spamassassin logs.

Thank you for your help. It’s greatly appreciated.

Sorry, I scrubbed the whole file, couldn’t find anything…

I found the issue.

running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade returned everything up-to-date.

however, when I manually ran sudo apt upgrade postgrey, it installed 11 new packages. a similar thing happened when I ran sudo apt upgrade spamassassin.

Then I started the two services and it’s all working now.

Thank you for your help!

Yea that is probably expected behavior, @JoshData could have configured MIAB to hold packages back to make sure to keep compatibility.

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