Too Large or Too small or neither?????
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Wed May 6 20:46:57 IST 2009
On 06/05/2009 15:49, Mike M wrote:
> Mike M wrote:
>> After updating to 4.76.23 from 4.74 today I had some users complain
>> about not getting some messages. Here is a portion of the error
>> they get:
>> The original e-mail message, or an attachment it contained, was too
>> large and has been removed.
>> At Tue May 5 13:15:51 2009 the content filters said:
>> MailScanner: Attachment is too small
>> All of the messages I've looked at with this problem appear to have
>> both text and html versions. There's an example of a quarantined
>> message at: http://pastebin.com/dc6ed9a1
>> If it would be helpful to see the qf file just let me know.
>> I have changed the min attachment size from 1 to 0 for now so that
>> hopefully these messages can go through, but I don't know what it is
>> about these html emails that is triggering the attachment size
>> filter. Oh and MailScanner --lint shows no errors. Any clues??
> CORRECTION: It is happening to just plain text messages as well.
> What should I be looking for to determine why Mailscanner is thinking
> messages have 0 byte attachments when I can't find anything in the qf
> or df files in the quarantine that look like any sort of attachment is
> included with the email?
> Does the fact that the error message states that the attachment is too
> large in one spot and too small in another indicate anything special
> that might point me in the right direction to troubleshoot? I've
> been using MailScanner for years and have never had a problem
> upgrading countless times before, but this is occuring on more then
> one server since I upgraded yesterday.
I'll need to take a look at this, and try a 0-byte attachment and see
To disable the tests, set
Maximum Attachment Size = -1
Minimum Attachment Size = -1
Please read the docs carefully and ensure you are setting the values
What is the precise case that you think it is handling incorrectly?
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