Problem with the dangerous content check

Randal, Phil prandal at
Tue Sep 12 18:26:59 IST 2006

Update to the latest stable version of MailScanner.  It could be the
loop in the Phishing detection logic which was fixed in 4.53.8 which is
causing you your problems.

"5/5/2006 -Released stable version 4.53.8. Many apologies, there has
been discovery of a bug in the phishing net which may cause problems on
some systems. Unfortunately this bug was not detected during beta
testing. It warrants the publication of a new "stable" release, I am
very sorry to have to do this to you."


Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
> Of Amy Jin
> Sent: 12 September 2006 18:12
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Problem with the dangerous content check
> Hi everyone,
> We are using MailScanner version 4.53.6. Most of the time it 
> works well .
> In order to invoke filename check, we set "dangerous content check =  
> yes", but we met the followed problems with this option 
> several times: 
> we found the MailScanner hung up, we didn't know exactly what 
> check was 
> causing the problem, but after we set this option to 'no', it 
> worked again.
> Is there anyone has the same problem with dangerous content 
> check? And 
> is there a way to have filename checked without this option?
> Regards.
> Amy Jin
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