TNEF loops

David Vosburgh vosburgh at
Tue Apr 10 15:37:04 IST 2007

Sujith Emmanuel wrote:
> Dear all,
>     I am seeing TNEF loops in my mail gateway today,
> [root at mailscan mqueue]# rm -rf dfl39LTsWf020664
> [root at mailscan mqueue]# tail -f /var/log/maillog | grep l39LTsWf020664
> Apr 10 17:59:09 mailscan MailScanner[4473]: Message l39LTsWf020664 has
> had TNEF winmail.dat removed
> Apr 10 17:59:11 mailscan MailScanner[4809]: SpamAssassin cache hit for
> message l39LTsWf020664
> Apr 10 17:59:11 mailscan MailScanner[4809]: Expanding TNEF archive at
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/4809/l39LTsWf020664/winmail.dat
> Does anyone have any clues on what could be the problem?
> Thanks and Regards
> Sujith Emmanuel
I ran into the same problem a few times when using the TNEF expander 
program.  I posted essentially the same question as you, and there was a 
consensus to switch to the internal expander.  After making the switch, 
   I haven't noticed the problem again.

In my MailScanner.conf, I now have the following:

TNEF Expander  = internal
#TNEF Expander = /usr/bin/tnef --maxsize=100000000


Dave Vosburgh

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