Mailscanner changes mail unique ID

Stef Morrell stef at
Wed Dec 9 12:02:44 GMT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
> Of Alessandro Fachin
> I'm using mailscanner with postfix, is it possible to force 
> mailscanner to don't change the mail id while processing it ? 
> An example:
> Dec  9 10:54:26 ocsam MailScanner[26207]: Requeue: 1053E38B5C.64F04 to
> ADDE338B64
> If possibile I want to have the same ID from the begin util 
> the end. Regards.

Postfix uses inode numbers for the queue ID. This means that when
Mailscanner has processed the email and needs to copy it back into the
queue for sending a new inode will be used and that will become the new
queue ID.

So, regretfully, the short answer is no, it's not possible.

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