mail disapears in the postfix queue
glenn.steen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 08:55:13 GMT 2010
2010/1/12 <s66576 at alice.it>:
> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:55:46 +0100
> From: Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: mail disapears in the postfix queue
> To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info>
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> 2010/1/11 <s66576 at alice.it>:
>> this strange thing happens on my local linux server, it's a simple
>> installation of Mailscanner + postfix on ubuntu lts:
>> Jan 10 10:39:42 pluto postfix/smtpd: F19BD354E2:
>> client=r.retail.telecomitalia.it[79.41.XXX.XXX], sasl_method=LOGIN,
>> sasl_username=smtpuser at XXX.com
>> Jan 10 10:39:43 pluto postfix/cleanup: F19BD354E2: hold: header
>> Received: from E4300 (XXX.41-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it
>> [79.41.XXX.XXX])??by XXX.XXX.it(Postfix) with ESMTPA id F19BD354E2??for
>> <Ettore.XXX at XXX.com>; Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:3 from
>> -r.retail.telecomitalia.it[79.41.XXX.XXX]; from=<XXX at XXX.com>
>> to=<Ettore.XXX at XXX.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<E4300>
>> Jan 10 10:39:43 pluto postfix/cleanup: F19BD354E2:
>> message-id=<3DCE4D546BD8463BABBE1DC13DBD0390 at E4300>
> You really should've rejected this one out of hand, since it has
> "helo=<E4300>"... which is in violation of the RFCs. Then again, that
> would render you with a normal "NOQUEUE: reject: .... Helo command
> rejected: need fully-qualified hostname;..." log line:).
>> After this I don't see any trace of this queueid F19BD354E2 in my
>> that's the first time happen to me. No message was wrote on filesystem,
>> the postfix queues are empty ( hold,deferred... ). Should I try to
>> Mailscanner log verbosity ? Or is better look for postfix queue ?
>> Mailscanner fetches mails from hold and leave them incoming, it's a
>> Anyone with similar problems ?
> Saying that the innstall is a "normal MS+postfix on Ubuntu" really
> doesn't tell us enough... What versions do you have (of pretty much
> everything)? What did the unaltered log look like (including some
> "context")? Do you do log spluitting? What does it look like in the
> For some cut'n'paste examples of telnet tests (as suggested by Igor),
> please look at:
> Mailscanner is Version: 4.58.9-2ubuntu1 and postfix Version: 2.5.1-2ubuntu1
> . My server works good, and is the first time I have lost a mail...
> The log are the same both mail.log and syslog. I alredy try to send mails
> with telnet but in all test I do the mails are success correctly . I found
> a timeout of client, maybe the client disconect before sends all data to
> smptd ? I've notice that comunication between smtp and cleanup is done by
> straming so is possible that smtpd doen't finished to send all data to
> cleanup and then die. That's my guess. Thanks all for reply!
Thats a really old MailScanner... No telling (almost:-) how many bugs
it contains, nor how exceedingly badly it potentially would interract
with postfix 2.5.1 ... I'd sstrongly suggest you upgrade to something
This might mean going for a non-ubuntu/non-debian
package/installation... If so, the one you should use is the source
tarball (Solaris/BSD/Other Linux ...), and the instructions for that.
You'll, of course, have to deinstall the apt/deb package first.
Follow these instructions: http://www.mailscanner.info/ubuntu.html
It is meaningless to try debug this problem any further, before you
can reproduce it with a current MailScanner install.
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