MailScanner: killedmailscanner

Christo Bezuidenhout christo at
Tue Oct 20 14:58:48 IST 2009

Good day all,

I just started noticing a strange think on my mailserver. Out of the
blue I get messages being blocked under other infection in MailScanner.
What I can see in Mailwatch is that the header of the messages are
repeated about 9 times on the message with no errors and on the last
header it is blocked. In Mailwatch report is shows as MailScanner:

I have checked and the original mail files only have one mail header.

Upon closer inspection I can see 9 records written to the mailwatch
database with exactly the same data. Only on the last record the the
other infected is 1 and the report has MailScanner: killedmailscanner

This happens with mail that is actually whitelisted. 

I'm running 
FC2 with 
MS 4.77.10 
SpamAssassin version 3.2.5 running on 
Perl version 5.8.1 
ClamAV 0.95.2/9913/Tue Oct 20 05:42:36 2009


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