Received: header and Mark Unscanned Message problem

vg_us at vg_us at
Fri Mar 27 01:21:34 GMT 2009

From: "Julian Field" <MailScanner at>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:14 PM
To: "MailScanner discussion" <mailscanner at>
Subject: Re: Received: header and Mark Unscanned Message problem

> On 3/27/09 12:24 AM, vg_us at wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I have a problem delivering to one of the sites: mail gets rejected 
>> because "Not scanned: please contact your Internet E-Mail Service 
>> Provider for details" added to Received: header is not RFC compliant 
>> (according to that site's postmaster).
> Something's wrong in that case, MailScanner should never touch any 
> Received: header, under the default shipped settings. That text should go 
> in the X-MailScanner: header where it is legit.
>> When I disable Mark Unscanned Messages and set "Unscanned Header Value 
>> =", mailscanner still inserts a "," after original header and my mail is 
>> rejected again.
>> Is there any way to make sure mailscanner doesn't touch Received: header 
>> at all?
> Please try it with a default MailScanner.conf and see if it still does it. 
> It shouldn't, and I don't believe it does on other people's systems.

we'll do. is it possible this happened because of config file format changes 
between my rpm upgrades?

>> I'm running version mailscanner-4.65.3-1 from rpm on centos5
> That's about a year old, but I haven't made changes to that code in a very 
> long time (that I can remember, anyway).
> Jules

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