sendmail/mailscanner taking 19 hours to scan two attachments

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Fri Nov 12 14:17:58 GMT 2010

 On Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:42:38 -0500, Mark Beach 
 <msbeach at> wrote:
> Our corporate email system is now taking the better part of a day to
> scan attachments. I need help please.
> Fedora 8 (werewolf), kernel on a Dell server.
> sendmail 8.14.2
> MailScanner-4.67.6-1
> Clam 0.92-1
> razor-agents-2.84
> SpamAssassin
> perl5
> /var/log/maillog only has one consistent error:

 Have you considered that some of the more critical components are 
 rather outdated? Fedora 12 is about to go out of support. clam is on 
 version 0.96 and versions below 0.95 will suffer from a known bug.
 See also:

 So frankly I am more then surprised it kept working untill now.


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