emails with No Message Collected

kfliong kfliong at WOFS.COM
Wed Jul 16 03:23:20 IST 2003

I have checked and my "noetrn" command is in the init script. So, what else
could be the reason?

Thanks in advance.

At 10:57 AM 7/14/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>kfliong wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have this problem where some of the outgoing mails are received as
> > <<< No Message Collected >>>.
> >
> > All the contents including attachments are ripped and only left with
> > this message "<<< No Message Collected >>>".
>Thats a sendmail error - probably you have a sendmail process which is
>trying to process the incoming queue, which leads to a race condition
>between mailscanner and sendmail.  Sometimes MailScanner gets the message,
>sometimes sendmail gets the message, sometimes mailscanner gets the
>message, sometimes theres a draw, mailscanner gets the message - sendmail
>only gets the headers - but sendmail delivers first, therefore the second
>(full) copy (from MailScanner) is discarded as a duplicate (same
>messageid).  You can verify if this is the case by grepping your maillogs
>for affected message ids.  When this happened to me it was caused by an
>exchange server issuing ETRN's - make sure your MailScanner init script is
>starting sendmail with the noetrn option.
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