Some mail coming in without attachments

Michael St. Laurent mikes at
Fri Dec 1 19:23:49 GMT 2006

I thought the same thing at first but the attachment went through when
it was sent to a web mail account.

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 11:11 AM
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Re: Some mail coming in without attachments

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
> attachments they were sent with.  Several attempts to send each of
> 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
user to an outlook express user. You really need to look at the message
and see if the attachments really aren't there.


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you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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