Mailscanner changes mail unique ID

Frank Cusack fcusack at
Wed Dec 9 18:39:05 GMT 2009

On December 9, 2009 12:02:44 PM +0000 Stef Morrell <stef at> wrote:
> 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.

Mailscanner could copy the file, edit the original in-place and then
move the original to the incoming queue.  It's possible, but MS doesn't
work that way.


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