some childrens are stuck on 'compressing attachment'

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Tue May 12 17:14:52 IST 2009

Turn off the compress attachments facility while you work it out??

2009/5/12 Marco Barbero <marco.barbero at>

> Hi
> Mailscanner 4.70.7
> Postfix 2.5.5
> I experienced a strange issue:  all my children stuck on 'compressing
> attachment' so mailscanner stop to process queue.
> Mailscanner was not able to restart children every 'time' set on
> Mailscanner.conf.  So I had to kill processes and restart mailscanner.
> Debug mode (spamassassin and mailscanner) didn't show any problem.  I
> have other installations like this but never suffered a similar issue.
>  Any hints?
> At the moment I'm thinking about a workaround:  kill mailscanner every
> 30 minutes and restart it.  Is there any risk about mail and or bayes
> corruption?
> Thanks in advance
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Martin Hepworth
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