Could not analyze message

Paul Houselander housey at
Tue Nov 7 17:01:32 GMT 2006

Hi Martin

Thanks for the debug tip forgot all about that!

I set

Debug = yes
Debig SpamAssassin = no

and copied the qf/qf pair back into /var/spool/

I started up MailScanner

	MailScanner:	In Debugging mode, not forking....

The message got quarantined but the debug info didnt really show anything -
I got a message saying

format error: can't find EOCD signature
 at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 820

But I put some other messages in and got exactly the same problem.

Any other tips :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at]On Behalf Of Martin
Sent: 07 November 2006 15:02
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Could not analyze message

Paul Houselander wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> Cheers

can you drop this back into the queue and run mailScanner/Spamassassin
in debug mode? You may then be able to spot whats going awry.

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


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