Maximum Message Size / Attachments.

Richard Mealing richard at
Mon Oct 24 15:36:05 IST 2011

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From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Peter Bonivart
Sent: 24 October 2011 15:22
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Maximum Message Size / Attachments.

2011/10/24 Denis Beauchemin <Denis.Beauchemin at>:
> I'm pretty sure this is not true. The default clause can appear anywhere in the rules file. I have 2 rules files with default clauses right at the top and they work flawlessly.

I vaguely remember Julian answering this some time ago. The lines are processed like a firewall with a first-match-wins but the default line is the exception, it can appear anywhere.



Thanks. I'm quite sure it doesn't matter where you put it in the file, all mine are at the top and they work fine for me.

I guess I can eliminate this one from being the problem. 

Any other ideas?

This is what I see - 

Oct 24 15:24:23 mailfilterv2 sm-mta-in[15050]: p9OEOK9M015050: from=<richard at>, size=16057126, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<1251B5423222C446A299CABAA7B46FF42A7620 at myexchangeserver.local>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=IPv4, [8.*.*.*]
Oct 24 15:24:23 mailfilterv2 sm-mta-in[15050]: p9OEOK9M015050: to=<test at>, delay=00:00:03, mailer=esmtp, pri=16087126, stat=queued
Oct 24 15:27:03 mailfilterv2 MailScanner[14249]: Message p9OEOK9M015050 from 8.*.*.* (richard at to is too big for spam checks (16057686 > 200000 bytes)
Oct 24 15:27:05 mailfilterv2 MailScanner[14249]: Logging message p9OEOK9M015050 to SQL
Oct 24 15:27:06 mailfilterv2 MailScanner[14734]: p9OEOK9M015050: Logged to MailWatch SQL
Oct 24 15:27:08 mailfilterv2 sendmail[15140]: p9OEOK9M015050: to=<test at>, delay=00:02:48, xdelay=00:00:02, mailer=esmtp, pri=16177126, [8.*.*.*], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (p9OER304084090 Message accepted for delivery)


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