Postfix+MailScanner: Held messages disappeared

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at
Tue May 16 13:21:28 IST 2006

Kai Wang wrote:
> We run postfix with MailScanner. I noticed in our log that some held 
> messages disappeared. For the following example, the following message, 
> I can not find it in the hold queue and there is no log entries about it 
> any more.
> May 12 06:42:09 mhub5 postfix/smtpd[3690]: DC8B814014: 
> client=unknown[]
> May 12 06:42:10 mhub5 postfix/cleanup[3904]: DC8B814014: hold: header 
> Received: from (unknown [])??by 
> (Postfix) with SMTP id DC8B814014??for 
> <lu at>; Fri, 12 May 2006 06:42:07 -0600 (MDT) from 
> unknown[]; from=<rpacongress at> to=<lu at> 
> proto=SMTP helo=<>
> May 12 06:42:10 mhub5 postfix/cleanup[3904]: DC8B814014: 
> message-id=<r1sr873ueigvy47i283f at kxcefai97i>


MailScanner will make a copy of the mail in /var/spool/postfix/hold to 
/var/spool/MailScanner/Incoming. During this copying, the Queue-ID is 
changed from DC8B814014 to DC8B814014.XXXXXX (where XXXXXX are six 
random characters). Can you double check your logs for this?

Also as Glenn suggested, can you check your /var/spool/postfix/corrupt 
directory for any leftovers?

- dhawal

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