Exim and MS 4.11-1

Desai, Jason jase at SENSIS.COM
Wed Jan 8 14:25:58 GMT 2003

I did see directories in mailscanner's incoming queue while doing these
tests.  But I did clear it out and still saw the problem.  I also cleared
out Exim's incoming queue, and dropped a test message in there, and still
saw the problem.  Although a message did make it through once or twice, most
of the time mailscanner crashed.

Could this have anything to do with the fact that I am using fetchmail to
retrieve mail, which delivers it to exim?

I am using perl 5.6.1 (Debian Woody).


Jason Desai

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Phillips [mailto:nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 4:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [MAILSCANNER] Exim and MS 4.11-1
> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 06:43:55PM +1300, Nick Phillips wrote:
> > > I don't know if this information helps at all.  I'm
> calling it a night for
> > > now.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  Thanks!
> >
> > It has; thanks. I'll have a look at it now. It would
> probably still be helpful
> > if you could send me over a -D and -H file pair that will
> cause this.
> OK, I see what's happening.
> I think the problem will only appear when there are messages
> in mailscanner's
> incoming queue which have delivered recipients; if you can clear the
> queue of all partially-delivered messages, that should do the
> trick until
> and unless you create a message using the -bm and -t options
> with nonrecipients
> listed. In other words, in normal use, it ain't gonna happen.
> I'll test the fix now, too.
> Out of interest, what version of Perl are you using?
> Cheers,
> Nick
> --
> Nick Phillips -- nwp at lemon-computing.com
> Be different: conform.

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