Return-Path header corrupt in virus reports

Julian Field jkf at
Mon Apr 29 17:01:22 IST 2002

At 16:52 29/04/2002, you wrote:
>If someone knows how to fix this please tell me.  I have been struggling
>with it for several months now.  I believe these messages are lost.  Im
>getting ready to abandon mailscanner because I don't see a way to fix
>it.  I don't want to leave mailscanner but i cannot sit here and lose mail.

Can you explain why you think you might be losing mail because of this? I
haven't seen any evidence of this happening.

>Ben C. O. Grimm wrote:
>>On 27 Apr 2002 09:48:28 +0200, Mike Zanker <mike at ZANKER.ORG> wrote:
>>>I've noticed that the postmaster virus report always seems to have the
>>>same corrupt Return-Path header, e.g.
>>>Full headers are:
>>>Return-Path: <?g>
>>>Is this a bug or my misconfiguration somewhere?
>>It looks like soms kind of Sendmail emulation that doesn't quite work yet.
>>In Sendmailese, the Return-Path has this format:
>>H?P?Return-Path: <$g>
>>- Ben C. O. Grimm ----------------- Ben.Grimm at -
>>- Wirehub! Internet Engineering - -
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>Peter Valian
>Network & Systems Administrator
>Southwestern University
>Georgetown, Texas
>512.863.1586 office
>512.863.1605 fax

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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