Could not analyze message

Paul Houselander housey at
Tue Nov 7 14:41:51 GMT 2006

Nope I dont think thats the problem, ive just realised I gave the headers
from the released email (i have a little script that releases an email from
quarantine), below is the raw qf file data:-

Any other ideals, I just cant get this email through unscanned or better
still understand why MailScanner cant analyze the message.



$ []
rRFC822; xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
H?P?Return-Path: <g>
H??Received: from (
	by xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (8.13.1/8.13.1) with ESMTP id kA3DWXX9018872
	for <xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Fri, 3 Nov 2006 13:32:38 GMT
H??Received: from (
	by (MOS 3.7.4b-GA)
	with ESMTP id BVA31885;
	Fri, 3 Nov 2006 13:27:07 GMT
H??Received: from goldmaster ([]) by with
Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.1830);
	 Fri, 3 Nov 2006 13:32:29 +0000
H??From: "xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxxxx>
H??Subject: Proof of Delivery
H??To: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
H??Content-Type: multipart/mixed
H??Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 13:32:29 +0000
H??Message-ID: <GOLDMASTERwOzrJS1yJ000001e0 at>
H??X-OriginalArrivalTime: 03 Nov 2006 13:32:29.0639 (UTC)

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at]On Behalf Of Martin
Sent: 07 November 2006 14:00
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Could not analyze message

Paul Houselander wrote:
> Hi Martin
> The situation is my customer has his incomming email scanned, the email
> which is being quarantined is comming from one of his suppliers (i.e. they
> dont smtp out via me). I dont really want to whitelist the IP as the email
> comes via BT.
> I was thinking along the lines of winmail.dat as the message comes via an
> Exchange server, but the message is all just plain text. Heres the headers
> (ive blanked out various addresses)
> Received: (qmail 21301 invoked from network); 3 Nov 2006 13:33:11 +0000
> Received: from xxxxxxxxxxx (HELO xxxxxxxxxxx) (xxxxxxxxxxxx)
>   by xxxxxxxxxxxx with (DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA encrypted) SMTP; 3 Nov 2006
> 13:33:11 +0000

encrypted SMTP!!  and qmail....hmm I wonder if it's not decrypted before
it's dropping into MailScanner?????

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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