FW: residual mails

Rose, Bobby brose at MED.WAYNE.EDU
Tue Oct 22 14:06:02 IST 2002

I get them occasionally also and the df file would be the max size
allowed by my sendmail configs.  What bites is that MS would continually
try to process them and slow everything down.  With v4 this doesn't seem
to be noticiable because of the multiple processes of MS running.

-----Original Message-----
From: Remco Barendse [mailto:mailscanner at BARENDSE.TO] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 4:28 AM
Subject: Re: FW: residual mails

I get these occasional messages that get stuck in the queue too. From
what I can see it's alsmost always spam where they tried some funny
stuff to get the spam through your mailserver.

Wouldn't worry about it too much unless it gets to several messages a
day piling up.

On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, S Mohan wrote:

> Addendum to my earlier mail. This looks like sendmail behaviour as I 
> see files in mqueue directory also where df and xf files exist but no 
> qf files. mailq returns empty queue. The xf file only seems to contain

> one line of data saying "<<< DATA".
> Thus I surmised moving the files from mqueue.in to mqueue directory 
> would not help. This means my machine is gobbling up mails - gives me 
> a scary feeling. Can someone help me with this please? I'm posting 
> this to sendmail list also to see if I get a response.
> Mohan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: S Mohan [mailto:smohan at vsnl.com]
> Sent: 22 October 2002 13:25
> Subject: residual mails
> I've upgraded to 4.xx version released. Thanks Julian. I feel a major 
> enhancement is the facility to use rules for any setting. Great 
> feature apart from the speed and enhancement of vulnerability 
> protection.
> Over the past few months, I've noticed that some residual dfxxxxx 
> files remain in the mqueue.in directory. Mailscanner does not seem to 
> flush them at all into the regular mail queue. Why would this happen 
> and can we force mailscanner to process these mails?
> In V4 rules, can we specify a not condition using a ! before the match

> string for exclusion?
> Bye
> S Mohan, Vectra Systems and Solutions Pvt Ltd., 
> smohan at vectrasystems.com <mailto:smohan at vectrasystems.com>  visit us 
> at www.vectrasystems.com <http://www.vectrasystems.com/>

More information about the MailScanner mailing list