Sendmail/mailscanner intermittent problem with sendmail accepting messages but not being handed to mailscanner

Gordon Colyn gordon at
Fri Jun 20 14:16:45 IST 2008

ITNT BannerI have a problem where I am getting mail delivered to our servers 
(problem is on all 4) and showing up in the log but not being handled by 
Mailscanner.  I only see one line in the log confirming that the mail was 
accepted by sendmail, but then nothing after that;

Anyone have any ideas?

sendmail[8388]: m5K9VKpL008388: from=<bouncebox at>, size=0, class=0, 
nrcpts=1, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, []
sendmail[7246]: m5K9S7tF007246: from=<bouncebox at>, size=0, class=0, 
nrcpts=1, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, []

I should see this;
sentinal sendmail[21377]: m5KDF2r7021377: from=<bstangeb at>, 
size=2534, class=0, nrcpts=1, 
msgid=<000a01c8d2d7$04661f3d$8d3f1f8d at evvrwqfu>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, [] (may be forged)
sendmail[21377]: m5KDF2r7021377: to=<salesd at>, delay=00:00:01, 
mailer=esmtp, pri=32534, stat=queued
MailScanner[13169]: Logging message m5KDF2r7021377 to SQL
 MailScanner[13148]: m5KDF2r7021377: Logged to MailWatch SQL

I have this issue on a number of emails from different senders, this is just 
2 of many examples.

I am running Mailscanner 4.69.9, sendmail 8.14.1, spamassassin 3.2.5, clamd 

Gordon Colyn
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