[Fwd: Re: exim4 / mailscanner 4.50.15 spool issues]

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Mar 1 08:34:00 GMT 2006


On 21 Feb 2006, at 07:29, Brent Addis wrote:

> Koopmann, Jan-Peter wrote:
>> On Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:04 AM Brent Addis wrote:
>>> I have built a new server from scratch, instralled 4.50 and am still
>>> getting this problem. Has anybody seen it at all?
>>> It seems totally random. only 6 out of every 1500 happens. All seem
>>> to be just text based messages with nothing odd.
>>> I would really like to be use 4.50 in production but that's a no go
>>> until this is sorted.
>> First: I can confirm the problem. I am seeing the exact same  
>> thing. Julian.
>> Something in 4.49 or 4.50 broke exim support a bit. Sometimes -H  
>> files are
>> left in the incoming spool whereas the -D files are gone. Actually  
>> I have
>> yet to debug if the message itself was delivered correctly.
>> @Brent: Currently I do not think this is a showstopper. You can  
>> periodically
>> run a small script deleting all -H files whithout corresponding -D  
>> files.
>> Not nice but it works.
> I believe it is. the mail does not seem to arrive at the other end.  
> I end up having to attach the original message to a new mail and  
> send it. I have had to turn on quarantine all mail just for this  
> reason.
> I am seeing it in the outgoing spool queue not the incoming

I think this is a locking problem. Check "Lock Type =" and see if  
your Exim is using the same locking type. I haven't changed the  
default lock type for exim.
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