Some mail coming in without attachments

Scott Silva ssilva at
Fri Dec 1 19:10:36 GMT 2006

Michael St. Laurent spake the following on 12/1/2006 9:37 AM:
> I've got two reports of emails being delivered without the Word document
> attachments they were sent with.  Several attempts to send each of them
> and each time the mail was delivered but there was no attachment.
> Redhat Linux 9:
> MailScanner-4.56.8-1 from the RPM install
> ClamAV 0.88.6 & SpamAssassin 3.1.7 from the easy installation package
> These packages were updated to the latest versions only a few weeks
> ago.  So far the only other problem reported is a higher instance of
> virus mails getting through to the secondary virus scanner (which is
> running on the internal Exchange server).
Look for the obvious things like tnef encoded files being sent from an outlook
user to an outlook express user. You really need to look at the message source
and see if the attachments really aren't there.


MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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