Mailscanner stuck in endless loop

Diego routerlinux at
Sun Sep 16 21:27:15 IST 2012

root at mail:/var/spool/MailScanner# MailScanner -debug

Configuration: Failed to find any configuration files like /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/*, skipping them. at /usr/share/MailScanner//MailScanner/ line 2020

In Debugging mode, not forking...
Trying to setlogsock(unix)
Building a message batch to scan...
Insecure dependency in open while running with -T switch at /usr/share/MailScanner//MailScanner/ line 358.

 De: Martin Hepworth <maxsec at>
Para: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at> 
Enviado: Domingo 16 de septiembre de 2012 12:17
Asunto: Re: Mailscanner stuck in endless loop

New install or something that was working

Try running in debug mode for more info( see wiki for a how if youre not sure)


On Sunday, 16 September 2012, Diego  wrote:

USe Debian 6 and postfix and MailScanner
>Binary package hint: mailscanner
>Mailscanner is stuck in an endless loop; it scans the messages held in the postfix queue again and again and there are no "requeue" notices, like on a working server. In the mean time, server is incapable of processing mail, unless the scanner is disabled, and in my case, Postfix does not hold incoming messages.

Martin Hepworth, CISSP
Oxford, UK

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