Mail Not Delivering

Scott Silva ssilva at
Sat Nov 11 19:55:02 GMT 2006

Mailing Lists spake the following on 11/11/2006 9:33 AM:
> On Sat, 2006-11-11 at 17:10 +0000, Martin Hepworth wrote:
>> Mailing Lists wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Yesterday my mail stopped getting to the in-boxes. I am using sendmail
>>> and MailScanner 4.23.11. when I stopped MailScanner, and just started
>>> sendmail, things get delevered fine, however, during the time it was not
>>> delivering  mail, I sent myself a bunch of test emails, and I never got
>>> them at all. It seems that I have lost mail!
>>> What happened to that mail? will it be delivered eventually?
>>> One clue that I noticed in /var/log/messages:
>>> Nov 10 15:45:32 pipe named[1928]: lame server resolving
>>> '' (in ''?):
>>> I will appreciate any help on this...
>>> Thanks!
>>> Rick 
>> Hi
>> wow, thats really really old code you got running there - three years at 
>> least.
>> check the inbound, and outbound queues to see if they are there..
>> -- 
>> Martin Hepworth
>> Senior Systems Administrator
>> Solid State Logic
>> Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300
> Forgive me for not knowing much about this. but I looked in
> the /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/ directory. there are a few
> directories there but no files at all. Is this the right place to look?
> were are the inbound and outbound directories?
> Right it is old! I installed it back when it was new as a rpm. The OS is
> RedHat 9. Now is seems there is no rpm for it. Is there any good docs
> that step me through an upgrade?
> Thanks!
> Rick
Go to  there are links to the current code, and lots of
docs. The current rpm install is actually several src.rpms and the mailscanner
rpm in a tarball. You unpack the tarball in some working directory and run an script. It will update any code you need fixed, and give you some
instructions at the end.


MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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