Email causing MailScanner to go defunct.

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Sun Jan 25 18:47:50 GMT 2009

2009/1/25 Rabie Van der Merwe <rvdmerwe at>:
> My question seems to have drifted a little off topic :)
> I have an postfix queue file (from the hold directory) that causes MS to
> fail, is there someway that I could analyze it and provide meaningful
> details back to the list/you Julian on why it's causing MS to fails?
> Else I could try and email it to you, but that's only if you are
> interested ... :)
> Regards
> Rabie

Hi Rabie,

The log you quoted in your initial post just indicate that the message
is skipped from spam scanning since it is larger than your "Max Spam
Check Size"... Hence the ensuing debate:-)...
Start by increasing that substantially, then drop the message in
again... Still problematic?
Having definct processes is normal, actually... If they stick around,
or all MS children suddenly go defunct, that might indicate a
problem... You didn't show/indicate that this was the case. Is it?

You could gzip the queue file and send it to me for testing... I'll
run it through a testbed tomorrow... If you do, please include as much
info as possible about actual versions (of pretty much everything:-)
so that I can mimic it as best I can.

-- Glenn
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