Email causing MailScanner to go defunct.

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Fri Jan 23 13:34:54 GMT 2009

2009/1/23 Kai Schaetzl <maillists at>:
> Rabie Van der Merwe wrote on Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:34 +0200:
>> I am running 4.72.5 on CentOS 5.2 x86_64 and have a message that seems
>> to be cause MailScanner processes to become defunct and restart. There
>> doesn't seem to be any logs related to the issue, all I get is this:
>> Jan 20 05:29:55 cptmgw04 MailScanner[28794]: Message A15D1A35877.3A028
>> from (jeld1069 at to is too big for
>> spam checks (493927 > 150000 bytes)
> Now that I look, just got one a few minutes ago. I don't see that this
> created any problems for MS, but it delivered with a score of 0.0 which
> may indicate that it didn't scan it, don't know (it's not spam). It should
> sure hand over the first 200.000 bytes (in my case) to SA and not just
> skip it. Jules?
> Kai
Look at the setting "Max Spam Check Size", and the comment above it.
This is actually quite normal, it seems to me;-). If it bothers you,
up the limit a bit and see what happens.

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