Could not analyze message

Mike Kercher mike at
Thu Nov 2 15:58:00 GMT 2006

mailscanner-bounces at <> scribbled on :

> Hi
> I have a customer who cant recieve an email from a certain
> domain, the message is quarantined with a quarantine report
> showing "Could not analyze message".
> The email is very basic, plain text with no attachments.
> I tried to get around this by using the Scan Messages ruleset
> Scan Messages = %rule-dir%/scan.messages.rules
> and set the following in scan.messages.rules
> FromOrTo:	default	no
> From:	no
> FromTo:	yes
> where is the domain sending the email being
> blocked and is the domain recieving. However
> the message is still being quarantined.
> Can anyone advise what can cause the "Could not analyze
> message"? or why my ruleset setup is not working?
> Kind Regards
> Paul

Your ruleset should look like this:

From:		no
FromTo:	no
FromOrTo:	default		yes

The way your ruleset is currently, it is matching on the default entry


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