MailScanner ignored?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jan 8 15:43:27 GMT 2004

At 10:53 08/01/2004, you wrote:
>I'm probably missing something, but I've never seen this before.
>This message got through mailscanner and no mailscanner headers were
>applied.  I checked the logfile on the handling mailserver for the
>appropriate MessageID and there is no question that MailScanner checked
>the message...

I've never seen MailScanner just not scan a message. What I suspect is that
you might have sendmail started up incorrectly. Kill *all* the sendmail
processes that are running and then start up MailScanner. You should end up
with 2 or 3 sendmails (I don't know what version of sendmail running or
what your setup is).

>When SPAM gets through (very infrequently) I normally check the headers
>to make sure the message was scanned and to evaluate the score received.
>Did MailScanner stop processing this message because of the
>"X-AntiAbuse" headers?

No, definitely not.

>Message-ID: <942558110033.P21hl1OpeH3n3U at localhost>
>From: "Tierra Best" <xdwquhin at>
>To: sales at
>Subject: Bring Thousands of Visitors to Your Web Site
>Date: Thu,  8 Jan 2004 10:25:55 +0000 (GMT)
>X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it
>with any abuse report
>X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname -
>X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain -
>X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [80 80] / [80 80]
>X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain -
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
>         boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0222_01C3C64F.FBD71A00"

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