just keeps growing...

Eduardo Casarero ecasarero at
Wed Oct 8 18:39:33 IST 2008

2008/10/8 Max Kipness <max at>

>  Yesterday, I rebooted our MailScanner server after more than a year.
> There was a problem with an interface and it took an hour  to bring it back
> up. When back up I noticed that the folder had grown to a couple
> of thousand as I have script to monitor all the queues. I didn't think much
> of it because this happens, but it finally catches up after an hour or so.
> Well by the time I had a chance to get back to it in the evening, there were
> 40k messages in mquque, and incoming seemed to stay at 90. It was obvious
> that MailScanner was no longer processing mail.
> I see no errors in the maillog, the local dns caching server is working
> fine and fast as can be, and nothing else really stands out. Thinking that
> there were just too many emails coming in for it to handle (load was up to
> 47 and sendmail kept stopping and starting receiving messages). So I moved
>, mqueue, and incoming messages elsewhere and started MailScanner
> clean. just started growing again.
> After reading some other messages, I decided the best thing might be to run
> in debug mode. I tried both setting debug=yes and running check_MailScanner,
> and running ./MailScanner —debug and both of them print a few lines, the
> last being SpamAssassin temp dir=blah, blah then stops. In the maillog it
> prints a few lines and stops as well. Isn't debug mode supposed to process
> some mail, or one at a time  or something. Or am I doing it wrong.
> Any other suggestions as to how to get MailScanner running or to
> troubleshoot this error? Or get debug mode running to see where the problem
> might be?
> Unfortunately I had to stop the MailScanner services and start Sendmail and
> let thousands of spam through so users could get email today.
> Thanks for any assistance...
> Max

did you try mailscanner --lint? to see if there is any problem? also you can
try disabling spamassassin or in spamassassin disable some plugins.


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