mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sun Feb 9 12:00:17 GMT 2003
At 02:54 09/02/2003, you wrote:
>I have been looking through my mail logs and found something I don't
>understand. The following 5 lines are from /var/log/mail.info:
>Feb 8 21:22:16 www MailScanner: New Batch: Found 6 messages waiting
>Feb 8 21:22:16 www MailScanner: New Batch: Scanning 1 messages, 4443
>Feb 8 21:22:16 www MailScanner: Spam Checks: Starting
>Feb 8 21:22:17 www MailScanner: Virus and Content Scanning: Starting
>Feb 8 21:22:19 www MailScanner: Uninfected: Delivered 1 messages
>MailScanner thinks it found 6 messages, scanned 1 and delivered 1.
It found 6 messages. However only 1 of them was actually completely
delivered by sendmail, the other 5 were still being received. So it could
only start processing 1 of the 6 that appeared to be there.
> When I
>check my mail, I received 1 message. Where did the other 5 messages go?
Still being read into your system by sendmail.
>I'm not exactly sure when this started. I scanned back though the logs, and
>found a similar message on Feb 2nd. I don't think I'm loosing messages,
>because the message volume on the server hasn't changed.
>I'm running MailScanner 4.11-1 on Debian Woody with Exim and Sophos.
>(steve at cgpsystems.com)
>This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by
>and is believed to be clean. (MailScanner 4.11-1, 3.66)
Giving exact version numbers away to anyone who gets your mail is probably
a very bad idea from a security point of view.
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