Message body lost when zip file quarantined

Mark Sapiro mark at
Sat Aug 23 19:46:03 IST 2008

On July 3, 2008, Julian Field wrote:
> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> Julian Field wrote:>
>>> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>>>> MailScanner is scanning a message with an attached .zip archive which
>>>>> contains a number of .bat and .bat.bak files, other files and even
>>>>> another zip archive which contains a single .bat file.
>>>>> Mailscanner detects all the .bat and .bat.bak files in the zip files,
>>>>> sends a notice appropriately, and delivers the message with the
>>>>> attachment removed. All well and good. The problems are:
>>>>> 1) not only the original .zip is quarantined, but so also are the
>>>>> individual .bat, .bat.bak and .zip files extracted from the original
>>>>> .zip (other files in the .zip with OK names are not). This is not a
>>>>> major issue, but makes looking in the quarantine difficult as one
>>>>> doesn't know what files were separately attached and what files were
>>>>> just in the .zip.
>>>>> 2) The more serious issue is the original message body is also removed
>>>>> from the delivered message, and it is not stored anywhere.
>>>> So, is there some misconfiguration on my part that is causing the
>>>> loss of the message body, or is this and the redundant files in
>>>> quarantine the expected behavior?
>>> Number 2 is the one that interests me. Please can you send me a
>>> concrete example, preferably lifted straight out of a sendmail queue.
>> I use Postfix, not sendmail.
>> Here's what I have:
>> -The Postfix queue entry.
>> -The raw message received via bcc without passing through MailScanner
>> -The {Filename?} message delivered to the recipient after MailScanner
>> -The notice sent as a result of 'Send Notices = yes'
>> Which of these would you like (and may I send it/them off list)?
> All of the above please. Send them zipped up to
> mailscanner at

The files were sent on July 3 as requested. Has there been anything
discovered or done about this?

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