MailScanner: Could not analyze message

Alex Broens ms-list at
Fri Jun 26 18:29:14 IST 2009

On 6/26/2009 6:55 PM, Hafiz wrote:
> Hi List,
> My customers system as attached (System Info.txt)
> CentOS 5.3 x86
> MailScanner 4.77.10
> MailWatch 1.0.4
> Postfix 2.3.3
> ClamAV 0.95.1/9507/Fri Jun 26 09:52:45 2009
> Scalix 11.4.3-GA
> My customers are complaining that some of the e-mails received 
> especially from 1 particular domain will have this error message:
> MailScanner: Could not analyze message
> As a result, the mail is quarantined and notification is sent to the 
> sender.
> A google search found some historical posts that this issue might be 
> caused by MIME-tools and on older version of MailScanner.
> I examine the quarantined message and basically its just a HTML format 
> mail that contains lots of HTML tags inside it.
> Any advise and suggestion is appreciated.

Is it by any chance a Typo3 CMS generated msg?
There's an older DirectMail module version which break the simplest of 
MIME formating rules..
Can you post the msg in pastebin?


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