some messages not getting scanned

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Sun Mar 24 21:00:17 GMT 2002

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:07:33AM -0500, Kurt Yoder wrote:
> Hello all
> I'm noticing that some messages are not being scanned by mailscanner. They
> simply pass through and get no "X-MailScanner: Found to be clean" message.
> Here's an example from my logs:
> Mar 24 10:27:25 pangaea sm-mta[13995]: g2OFRPt2013995:
> from=<FireYourBoss at>, size=2721, class=0, nrcpts=1,
> msgid=<200203241527.g2OFROKC007439 at>, bodytype=8BITMIME,
> proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, []
> Mar 24 10:27:43 pangaea sm-mta[14002]: g2OFRPt2013995:
> to=besales1 at, delay=00:00:18, xdelay=00:00:00,
> mailer=esmtp, pri=123422, [],
> dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (g2OFRhf83782 Message accepted for delivery)

Looks like the secoond sendmail is using the same queue as the first one.
So, most likely your sendmail is not configured right.

In fact, if it only happens sometimes, I'd say that your "incoming" sendmail
is the one that's wrong - it's probably queue-running as well as accepting
incoming messages.

I can't remember where the option to change that is in Debian, though. You
did say you were using Debian, didn't you?

Have a look in /etc/defaults/sendmail or somewhere like that; I'll try to
find out exactly where.



Nick Phillips -- nwp at
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