two messages repeatedly processed

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Nov 1 16:16:39 GMT 2006

Richard Thomas wrote:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Are there any thing common to these messages? TNEF? Mimetype? Encoding?
>> Are they overly large than average?
>> I have seen this in messages that failed the TNEF decoder in the 
>> past, but any
>> process that chokes on them could be leaving them un-processed.
> I have had similar. When I run MailScanner manually with debug on, it 
> gives an error about a character (can't remember off the top of my 
> head). It unfortunately causes the mail queue to back up quite a lot.
If it's of any use to you, the author of the tnef program recently 
produced a new version to solve a unicode problem with "foreign" 
characters appearing in the filenames. Upgrade to the latest version of 
the tnef program (which is already included in my distributions) and you 
may well find your TNEF problems go away.


Julian Field MEng CITP
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