Large number of unscanned messages

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jan 16 23:42:04 GMT 2003

In your MailScanner.conf file, what does the "Virus Scanning" option say?

At 23:32 16/01/2003, you wrote:
>I have a large number of messages that do not get scanned.  I have verified
>that they are not whitelisted.  Most of the spam get's caught, however some
>slip through without scanning.  What could be causing this or what is the
>best way to diagnose the problem.  Here is the log entry:
>Jan 16 15:26:33 arwen MailScanner[27051]: New Batch: Forwarding 1 unscanned
>messages, 5099 bytes
>Here is the header of an unscanned message:
>Received: from ([]) by
>with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Service Version 5.5.2650.21)
>  id YSS41YS8; Thu, 16 Jan 2003 12:00:14 -0800
>Received: from ( [])
>  by (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id h0GK0Bu08958
>  for < ejl at <mailto:ejl at> >; Thu, 16 Jan 2003
>12:00:11 -0800
>Received: by (Postfix, from userid 844)
>  id A9EF51E85BE; Thu, 16 Jan 2003 12:37:21 -0500 (EST)
>To: ejl at <mailto:ejl at>
>From: "Credit Help" < advice at
><mailto:advice at> >
>Reply-To: bounce at <mailto:bounce at>
>X-CampaignID: 00886
>X-Recipient: ejl at <mailto:ejl at>
>X-Intalius: ZWpsQGtleWtuaWZlLmNvbQ==
>X-ListID: 12
>X-Source: 50209
>Subject: Advice on debt reduction
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary=boundary_23188.98657_31093158
>Message-Id: < 20030116173721.A9EF51E85BE at
><mailto:20030116173721.A9EF51E85BE at> >
>Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 12:37:21 -0500 (EST)
>X-MailScanner: Not scanned: please contact your Internet E-Mail Service
>Provider for details
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
>X-MIME-Autoconverted: from 8bit to quoted-printable by id

Julian Field
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