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

Gordon Colyn gordon at
Fri Jun 27 18:39:39 IST 2008

Have the following;
Mailscanner 4.70.7, sendmail 8.14.1, spamassassin 3.2.5, clamd 0.93

All i see in the logs is the mail gets to my server but then nothing after 

sendmail[4616]: m5RB5Dp4004616: from=<shaun at>, size=507197,
class=0, nrcpts=2, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA,

mail just disappears....

I have an example of the mail which has 2 .mht files inside a zip file.  If 
i email it to myself then it just
disappears.  I have saved it on the server and want to run mailscanner 
against manually it to try and
figure out why it is just  disappearing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward Prendergast" <edward.prendergast at>
To: "MailScanner discussion" <mailscanner at>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Problems with certain mails being handled by mailscanner - 
mails just disappear

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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