Message attempted to kill MailScanner

Robert Lopez rlopezcnm at
Tue Oct 20 14:46:43 IST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at> wrote:
> I have been getting a lot of bogus Internal Revenue Service messages that
> trigger "Message attempted to kill MailScanner" report and then stick in
> processing db. Does anyone have any magic on these? I know I can't be the only
> one that sees them!
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For what is is worth: I have never seen a "Message attempted to kill
MailScanner" and I have not seen any IRS spam. It may be possible they
are trapped by something that does log.

Robert Lopez
Unix Systems Administrator
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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