Invalid Queue Files with Postfix
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Fri Aug 17 15:34:43 IST 2007
What versions of MailScanner and Postfix are you using?
If you are using a very recent Postfix, particularly if you are using
milters at all, you need to be running a pretty modern MailScanner.
Brad Beckenhauer wrote:
> I'm running a Postfix system using the Hold method and recently
> experienced a huge backlog due to "invalid queue files". Eventually the
> hold directory got enough invalid queue files that MailScanner switch to
> "accelerated" mode of processing messages.
> sample from the maillog:
> Aug 17 08:37:48 mx2 MailScanner: New Batch: Found invalid queue
> files: B1FB93EE101
> Postcat of this file is below.
> Finding what's causing these invalid queue files and eliminating them
> is the first issue.
> Would a feature in MailScanner that takes action when invalid queue
> files are found be useful to others?
> Such a feature could:
> Detect invalid queue files (which it already does) and
> a) Move the invalid queue file somewhere safe and notify the admin
> b) postsuper -d queue_file to get rid of it.
> Or how about a courtesy email to the email admin when MailScanner
> switches to "accelerated mode".
> postcat B1FB93EE101
> *** ENVELOPE RECORDS B1FB93EE101 ***
> message_size: 489 336 1
> message_arrival_time: Thu Aug 16 09:22:55 2007
> sender: Lucien.Hatch8400 at hot.ee
> named_attribute: client_name=220.127.116.11.dyn.user.ono.com
> named_attribute: client_address=18.104.22.168
> named_attribute: helo_name=22.214.171.124.dyn.user.ono.com
> named_attribute: protocol_name=SMTP
> original_recipient: tnolte at stfm.org
> recipient: tnolte at stfm.org
> *** MESSAGE CONTENTS B1FB93EE101 ***
> Received: from 126.96.36.199.dyn.user.ono.com
> (188.8.131.52.dyn.user.ono.com [184.108.40.206])
> by mx1.aafp.org (Postfix) with SMTP id B1FB93EE101
> for <tnolte at stfm.org>; Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:22:55 -0500 (CDT)
> Received: from martinique.hotbox.com (unknown [220.127.116.11])
> by galleryplanet.com with SMTP id 5[10
> Message-Id: <20070816142255.B1FB93EE101 at mx1.aafp.org>
> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:22:55 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Lucien.Hatch8400 at hot.ee
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> *** HEADER EXTRACTED B1FB93EE101 ***
> *** MESSAGE FILE END B1FB93EE101 ***
Julian Field MEng CITP
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