Message attempted to kill mailscanner

Garrod M. Alwood Garrod.Alwood at
Mon Jan 11 18:46:29 GMT 2010

I am seeing office 2007 file type trying to Kill mailscanner and I'm wondering if that is because of tainted perl issue. Anyone have any ideas?

Garrod M. Alwood
garrod.alwood at<mailto:garrod.alwood at>
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Arjan Melein [amelein at]
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 1:42 PM
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Message attempted to kill mailscanner

is there any way to set the limit of dying mailscanner childs to  + 2  before it triggers the 'attempted to kill' detection ?
I keep getting the 'message attempted to kill mailscanner' error more and more frequently because greylisting is keeping out so much spam on my low volume system that every now and then a valid e-mail triggers the 'dying of old age' for every thread and gets marked as an attempt to kill MS.


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