Many df* & qf* Files in the quarantine directory

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Oct 17 21:33:18 IST 2002

At 20:35 17/10/2002, you wrote:
>   I just today implemented the mailscanner-3.24-1 rpm on a fresh Red Hat
> 8.0 box. I have chosen to "store" all spam for now until we are
> comfortable it is doing what we want. I am looking in the
> /var/spool/MailScanner/<Today'sDate>/ directory and am finding a great
> deal of df* & qf* files along with the directories I was expecting.

Have you told it to quarantine the entire message? If so, it does it by
just storing the qf and df pair.

>  Is this normal? I notice the script from the MailScanner web site will
> scan the directories there to allow you to read the mail that was caught
> with Pine, but bombs out because of all of the files in there rather than
> only directories.

The script is pretty simple. Take a look and I'm sure you'll find ways to
improve it.
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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