Email causing MailScanner to go defunct.

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Jan 25 19:59:03 GMT 2009

On 25/1/09 18:47, Glenn Steen wrote:
> 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.
Thanks Glenn. Yes, send it to Glenn and not me, he's in a better 
position to do thorough Postfix testing than I am.
Glenn ---- please send me the results of your test, I would be 
interested to see what's actually going on.



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