Invalid postfix queue files (UNCLASSIFIED)

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Fri Jun 8 23:47:38 IST 2007

On 09/06/07, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at> wrote:
> On 08/06/07, Kash, Howard (Civ, ARL/CISD) <hmkash at> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
> > Caveats: NONE
> >
> >
> > After upgrading to MS 4.60.8, MailScanner has started reporting "New Batch:
> > Found invalid queue files: <list of queue names>".  Each of the queue files
> > appears to have a truncated message contents section and 90% of them end
> > with "To: undisclosed-recipients:;".  There's a total of about 30 of them
> > since I upgraded on June 4.  Anyone else seeing this?  I also upgraded
> > postfix from 2.3.9 to 2.3.11 at the same time, but figured I'd start here
> > first since the postfix group will blame MailScanner anyway...
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Howard
> Hi Howard,
> Do you employ any milter(s)?
> If not, the only changes that could possibly affect PF in that version
> of MS would be the spin-through of the body.... and any error in that
> would be.... more fatal:-)
> As is, I drop any mails hitting the end of the queue file from the
> batch, in that code segment. That way, it'll be picked up by the next
> one running through hold, hopefully more completely written than
> before. The only other way to break out of the loop is by finding the
> X record after the body... So any error should have rather disastrous
> (in a more prominent way:-) effects.
> None of the p record changes actually change how things are stored
> into the message object... apart from handling the p records (jumping
> to where they point) and w records (just ignoring them, they signify
> deleted records) I just let Jules code copy everything as before.
> Hm, one would want to get a look at both the queue files _before_ and
> _after_ MS. Probably a tad too much to wish for:-).
> Could you send us one of them? Or at least the postcat'd result?
> Cheers
BTW, is there any error messages in the maillog? Mentioning p record handling?

-- Glenn
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