Postfix release from Quarantine

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Tue Aug 17 16:32:20 IST 2004

Perhaps one of the postfix gurus can help with this one:

Postfix single instance setup:
MailScanner 4.31.6
Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)

In MailScanner.conf:

Quarantine Whole Message = yes
Quarantine Whole Messages As Queue Files = yes

The problem: messages are not being released for quarantine;

[root B710F4D00F4]# postdrop -rv < B710F4D00F4
postdrop: chdir /var/spool/postfix
postdrop: open maildrop/3BFEA4F420C
postdrop: send attr queue_id = 3BFEA4F420C
queue_id 3BFEA4F420C  postdrop: fatal: uid=0: unexpected record type: 67
postdrop: remove maildrop/3BFEA4F420C

Goggling on the error is not much help:

>> postdrop -v < /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/queuefile gives off:
>> unexpected record type 67 or unexpected record type 40 errors.
>> The queue files that aren't human readable give off the 67 error and
>> the human readable queue files give off the 40 errors.

> What do you expect "postdrop" to do? Mailscanner voids your warranty :-)
> Do not use Mailscanner with Postfix.

Any ideas appreciated.


Stephen Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
Steve.Swaney at

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