MailScanner Stuck

Damian Mendoza damian at
Mon Dec 11 22:46:14 GMT 2006


I have seen this happen on three installations lately and had to disable
all scanning for 500 messages to clear some messages out of the queues.
Once I enabled scanning, processing continued normally.

All three installations were being pounded with dictionary attacks. I
have since started verifying recipient email addresses.


-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Quintin
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 1:02 PM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: MailScanner Stuck

MailScanner seems to be stuck on one of my servers (a new build - FC6,
with the latest SA and MS builds).

The maillog keeps reading: New Batch: Scanning x messages, xxxx bytes

It never actually scans it, nor does it send it through.  Any ideas?


Quintin Giesbrecht
IT Manager
Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP
85 PTH 12 North
Steinbach, MB  R5G 1A7
Office:  204.326.3442
Direct Line:  204.346.5106
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