Mailscanner hangs after a while

Drew Burchett DrewB at
Wed Mar 8 14:38:46 GMT 2006

It's hard to tell without some log output, but when this happened to me,
it was caused by configuration errors.  Specifically, I had
misconfigured mysql access and that was killing the processes.

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Subject: Mailscanner hangs after a while

Dear all,
I have recently installed mailscanner on postfix by following the nice
tutorial on (Secure Spam/Virus
filtering system with Debian and MailScanner).

I recently recognized that, Mailscanner works well for a while, and then
does not scan the mails in the queue.  After I restart the mailscanner,
works well again for a while.  There is nothing related to this in the
files. Everything seems to be working without errors.

How can I solve this problem? My web search says that there are other
people facing the same problem, but I could not found any good response

Thanks in advance.

OS: Debian sarge.  Mailscanner version is 4.41.3-2

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