messages being reprocessed

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at
Fri Oct 24 17:16:30 IST 2008

Paul Houselander (SME) wrote:
> Hi
> Started noticing today my was growing and my “Found xxx 
> messages waiting” is growing and growing.
> I look in and the message it says it just processed is still 
> in there and gets picked up again.

Whenever you see this behaviour you should run the offending message 
through MailScanner in debug mode and see what happens.

Most likely - you'll see a Perl error or a segfault which causes the 
child to crash and the batch to be reprocessed.

A recent version of MailScanner addressed an issue in HTML::Parser which 
was causing a Perl segfault on certain messages which contain excessive 


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