Mails getting stuck in hold dir by MailScanner

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Sat Nov 28 10:09:10 GMT 2009

Perhaps you can send some logs showing the messages-ids and what
happens to those problem messages.


On 27/11/2009, Dharmesh Shah <dharmesh.shah at> wrote:
> Dear Team,
> We are using MailScanner+postfix+Spamassassin on our server to receive
> incoming mails. Problem we are facing is many a times when mail hits on
> the server, once mail get in to the Hold dir by mailscanner, it takes
> longer time to deliver the same.
> Mailscanner keeps the mail in hold dir and after say few minutes, some
> times hours later releases the mail for delivery. due to this
> inconsistency we face delay mail issue.
> To overcome these issue, we also tried upgrading the mailscanner
> version. current version is 4.77... . Server has 4gb of physical memory
> 8gb of swap memory.
> We would request you to assist us on the same & how to come the
> mentioned above issue.
> Thanks & Regards
> Dharmesh Shah.
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Martin Hepworth
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