quarantined HAM in queue files

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 09:26:24 IST 2007

On 26/04/07, Bart van den Heuvel <bart at zokahn.com> wrote:
> Thank you for pointing me to that document. It is indeed excelent, however
> the procedure is not working (for me). When i do:
> # cp –p C071E3679B2 /var/spool/postfix/incoming/C
> I run into 2 problems, First my files have an extention:
> 6BC5E368497.3C3A6 and the files moved have none. I don't see how the files
> are changed or were different files are used.

The extra five hex values added after the dot is placed there by
MailScanner to avoid problems (duplicates) when logging messages to
SQL (typically MailWatch). When MailScanner is done with a message it
requeues the file (actually a completely new queue file) with another
name (this has to do with how Postfix assigns queue filenames based on
i-node and microseconds...). So just remove them when releasing
messages. Oh, and as you can guess, Postfix is really picky about
permissions and such.

> secondly when i rename the files and place them in the incoming queue they
> disappear.

... and get delivered somewhere ... Check your (mail) logs.

-- Glenn
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