MailScanner Revision to 4.55 and tnef bug?

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at
Wed Aug 9 02:35:58 IST 2006


If you have the complete qf/df files for the offending message and
can supply them to Julian, that might help him experiment/solve this.

FWIW, I gave up on the external tnef a few months ago when 1.4 came
out; it would not compile under Solaris 9/10.  Checking Sourceforge
however, I see that tnef-1.4.2 is available and claims to have fixed
my compile problem.

Maybe install tnef-1.4.2 and see if your problem messages still causes
MailScanner to loop up???

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Rose, Bobby wrote:

> Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 19:18:16 -0400
> From: "Rose, Bobby" <brose at>
> Reply-To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: MailScanner Revision to 4.55 and tnef bug?
> Has anyone else had problems with particular messages that seem to get
> processed over and over by Mailscanner?  I noticed some oddities in my
> stats and found the process loops in the logs.  I switched to debug and
> when it hits one of the message it quits with the error read-open
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/11016/k77EH304024456/ATT00004: No such
> file or directory at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5/MIME/ line
> 435.
> I thought it might be a tnef issue since the messages I was seeing had
> winmail.dats.  I switched from the tnef command to internal and
> MailScanner processed the messages without a problem.  I've been using
> the tnef command for years without a problem.  I updated from 4.54 last
> week.
> -=Bobby
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