sendmail changing messages after MailScanner finishes...

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Mar 7 09:20:22 GMT 2003

At 03:07 07/03/2003, you wrote:
>John Goggan wrote:
> > I just discovered that sendmail is doing this because the files are
> > being put into the mqueue dir by MailScanner as mode 666.  sendmail seems
> > to see this and changes them to Qf.  If I change them to 600 -- sendmail
> > then properly delivers them on the next pass through the queue.
>Oops -- make that: if I change them to 600 AND THEN RENAME them back to
>"qf..." -- sendmail then processes them correctly next time around...

Can you do
         grep umask /usr/sbin/MailScanner
         ls -ald /var/spool/mqueue /var/spool/
         uname -a
and tell me what it says. I can't reproduce the behaviour you are seeing.
Julian Field
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