MailScanner stuck in Infinite loop (again)

Douglas R Taber drtaber at
Tue Apr 22 21:40:11 IST 2008

Since more info is always better, I've found some more things out.

If I stop mailscanner, and delete the file /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/SpamAssassin.cache.db and restart mailscanner, it will work for a while then start looping again.

If I set the SpamAssassin cache to off in MailScanner.conf, it will also work fine.


From: Douglas R Taber
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:04 PM
To: 'mailscanner at'
Subject: MailScanner stuck in Infinite loop (again)

For some reason my mailscanner has recently started going in to an infinite loop. It'll go fine for a few minutes, and then you'll just see the same messages get scanned over and over and over. If I run MailScanner -debug it spits back:
Negative length at /usr/lib/MailScanner/ line 3168.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions on this?
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