Problems with certain mails being handled by mailscanner - mails just disappear

Edward Prendergast edward.prendergast at
Fri Jun 27 16:55:06 IST 2008

Gordon Colyn wrote:
> ITNT BannerWhat is the command I can run to scan an email on my server to 
> try and work out why my mailscanner is not handling certain mails with 
> attachments?
> i.e. MailScanner --debug --lint < test.eml
> I have 4 servers, 3 of which get emails which just disappear.  There is no 
> specific file type or filename that causes this, ,mailscanner just seems to 
> wither not handle the emails or they just disappear so I want to try and do 
> a scan of an email to see if I can pick up what the problem is by looking at 
> the output.
What MTA, version of MailScanner? If you try running MailScanner in 
debug mode (stop MailScanner, start a single process by running 
MailScanner --debug) you may see more verbose errors.
Anything strange in the log?


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