Mailscanner: "Making attempt # at processing message"

Jason Voorhees jvoorhees1 at
Fri Mar 11 18:16:16 GMT 2011

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Jason Voorhees <jvoorhees1 at> wrote:
> Hi:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Jeff Earickson <jaearick at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I too have starting having the same problem in the past couple of
>> weeks, including once last night and once just a few minutes ago.  So
>> what in perl did you patch?
>> My setup: Redhat 5.6 x86_x64, MailScanner 4.82.6-1, sendmail.  I am
>> using the version of perl that comes with Redhat (perl 5.8.8), plus
>> all of the perl modules supplied by the MailScanner install.
>> In my case, I find gobs of messages in quarantine when MailScanner
>> falls apart, that I have to move back into and rerun thru
>> the system (without problems the second time).  In this morning's
>> case, the problem seemed to start with a "reload via pid" from cron,
>> followed by MailScanner processes that would not die, followed by all
>> messages going to quarantine.
>> Jeff Earickson
>> Colby College
> My scenario was similar: CentOS 5.5 x86 up to date, no pending
> patches. MailScanner it's also the latest version.
> I have seen this problem with different versions of MailScanner
> (previous versions) and almost always with up to date RHEL/CentOS 5.x
> x86/x86_64 systems.
> Sometime just deleting Processing.db files solved the problem, but
> sometimes don't. This is a problem I don't realize entirely.

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