Help: SpamAssassin timed out and was killed

Jason Cormie j.cormie at ABERTAY.AC.UK
Fri Dec 6 10:31:15 GMT 2002

SpamAssassin has timed out for every message sent to my test box this
I have it set to do no RBL checks, but do have razor installed.


tail of syslog after I rebooted (old windows habits die hard) and tried to
send a message through it
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 mailscanner[182]: Using locktype = posix
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 mailscanner[182]: Creating hardcoded struct_flock
subroutine for linux (Linux-type)
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 mailscanner[184]: ECS MailScanner setting GID to
mail (8)
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 mailscanner[184]: ECS MailScanner setting UID to
mail (8)
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 /usr/sbin/cron[191]: (CRON) INFO (pidfile fd = 3)
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 /usr/sbin/cron[192]: (CRON) STARTUP (fork ok)
Dec  6 10:08:55 uadspa01 /usr/sbin/cron[192]: (CRON) INFO (Running @reboot
Dec  6 10:09:30 uadspa01 mailscanner[184]: Scanning 1 messages, 3281 bytes
Dec  6 10:09:40 uadspa01 mailscanner[184]: SpamAssassin timed out and was
killed, consecutive failure 1 of 10
Dec  6 10:09:48 uadspa01 mailscanner[184]: Scanned 1 messages, 3281 bytes in
3 seconds

mailscanner.conf (stripped of comments)
Run As User = mail
Run As Group = mail
Max Safe   Messages Per Scan = 500
Max Unsafe Messages Per Scan = 100
Max Safe   Bytes Per Scan = 100000000
Max Unsafe Bytes Per Scan = 50000000
Host name          = Abertay Mailscanner 1
Mail Header = X-MailScanner:
Clean Header       = Found to be clean
Infected Header    = Found to be infected
Disinfected Header = Disinfected
Incoming Work Dir  = /var/spool/mailscanner/incoming
Quarantine Dir     = /var/spool/mailscanner/quarantine
Pid File           = /var/run/mailscanner/
Filename Rules     = /etc/mailscanner/filename.rules.conf
Log Permitted Filenames = no
Stored Virus Message Report  = /etc/mailscanner/stored.virus.message.txt
Stored Bad Filename Message Report  =
Deleted Virus Message Report = /etc/mailscanner/deleted.virus.message.txt
Deleted Bad Filename Message Report =
Disinfected Report = /etc/mailscanner/
Hide Incoming Work Dir = yes
Incoming Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim_incoming/input
Outgoing Queue Dir = /var/spool/exim/input
MTA                = exim
Sendmail           = /usr/sbin/exim
Sendmail2          = /usr/sbin/exim -C /etc/exim/exim_outgoing.conf
Log Facility = mail
Virus Scanning     = yes
Virus Scanner = mcafee
Sweep = /etc/mailscanner/wrapper/mcafeewrapper
Virus Scanner Timeout = 300
Expand TNEF        = no
TNEF Expander      = /usr/bin/tnef --maxsize=100000000
TNEF Timeout       = 120
Attachment Warning Filename = VirusWarning.txt
Warning Is Attachment = yes
Scan All Messages = yes
Deliver To Recipients = yes
Virus Modify Subject = yes
Virus Subject Text = {VIRUS?}
Deliver From Local Domains = yes
Notify Senders = no
Sender Virus Report        = /etc/mailscanner/
Sender Bad Filename Report = /etc/mailscanner/
Sender Error Report        = /etc/mailscanner/
Notify Local Postmaster = yes
Postmaster Gets Full Headers = no
Local Postmaster = uadspa01 at
Action = keep
Quarantine Whole Message = no
Deliver Disinfected Files = yes
Local Domains =
Still Deliver Quietly Deleted Viruses = no
Allow IFrame Tags = yes
Allow Object Codebase Tags = no
Mark Infected Messages = yes
Inline Text Warning = Warning: This message has had one or more attachments
Inline Text Warning = Warning: Please read the "VirusWarning.txt"
attachment(s) for more information.
Inline HTML Warning = <P><B><FONT SIZE="+1" COLOR="red">Warning: </FONT>This
message has had one or more attachments removed. Please read the
"VirusWarning.txt" attachment(s) for more information.</B><BR></P>
Sign Clean Messages = no
Inline Text Signature = --
Inline Text Signature = This message has been scanned for viruses and
Inline Text Signature = dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
Inline Text Signature = believed to be clean.
Inline HTML Signature = <BR>--
Inline HTML Signature = <BR>This message has been scanned for viruses and
Inline HTML Signature = <BR>dangerous content by
Inline HTML Signature = <A
Inline HTML Signature = and is<BR>believed to be clean.
Sign Messages Already Processed = no
Archive Mail = no
Archive Mail Dir = /var/spool/mailscanner/archive
Scanning By Domain = no
Domains To Scan = /etc/mailscanner/
Sign Unscanned Messages = yes
Unscanned Header = not scanned: please contact your email provider for
Spam Checks = yes
Spam Header = X-MailScanner-SpamCheck:
Spam Modify Subject = yes
Spam Subject Text = {SPAM?}
Spam Action = deliver
Log Spam = no
Use SpamAssassin = yes
Max SpamAssassin Size = 50000
SpamAssassin Timeout = 10
Max SpamAssassin Timeouts = 10
SpamAssassin Prefs File = /etc/mailscanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
SpamAssassin Auto Whitelist = no
Compile SpamAssassin Once = no
Always Include SpamAssassin Report = yes
High SpamAssassin Score = 20
High Scoring Spam Action = delete
Spam List Timeout = 15
Max Spam List Timeouts = 7
Debug = 0
Delivery Method = batch
Lock File Dir = /tmp
Multiple Headers = append
Deliver Unparsable TNEF = no
Deliver In Background = yes
Minimum Code Status = supported

Jason D Cormie
Information Services
University of Abertay Dundee

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