very urgent problem with MailScanner + postfix

Fri Nov 7 12:16:22 GMT 2003

Great, thanks Dave - yes I just found Monkeys still in my RBL list so I'll
check further but just based on that my performance has gone way up

Did you also have the problem with duplicate truncated messages being
delivered? And messages in the maillog about messages "still being


On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, David Vosburgh wrote:

> I had a similar problem several weeks ago.  I'd first take a look at
> your mail log file for signs of any delays while running MS.  In my
> particular case, there were SA timeouts during MS processing.  If you
> want to jump the gun, you could just disable SA in the mailscanner
> config file, restart MS, and see if things speed up.  If it is SA, then
> turn on debugging to see where things are slowing down.  You should look
> at the various net checks going on there (razor/pyzor/dcc and any
> RBL's).  You could selectively disable each one at a time in the
> spam.assassin.prefs.conf file to see which one is causing problems.
>  Also, several RBL's have gone out of business in the last few
> should make sure you aren't using them.
> Dave
> Ron E. wrote:
> >Hopefully someone will see this very shortly.
> >
> >Several days ago I posted a message about the same problem where
> >mailscanner begins to backlog and errors about messages "still being
> >delivered" show up in the maillog, with hardly any messages passed by
> >mailscanner to the mta.
> >
> >I've since upgraded to 4.24-5 due to a backlog starting to happen again
> >but it never cleared up and is unfortunately much worse this time - (much
> >larger backlog).
> >
> >I've temporarily stopped the incoming postfix to give mailscanner a chance
> >to catch up, but need some debugging here to get the backlog cleared out
> >as fast as possible and to fully fix this...
> >
> >Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >
> >Ron
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Dave Vosburgh
> Sr. Unix System Administrator
> Dallas Semiconductor
> vosburgh at  972-371-4418

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