Richard Mealing richard at
Fri Nov 1 17:29:57 GMT 2013

You can use MailScanner --debug-sa

Or if you search for 'debug' in Mailscanner.conf then you can turn it on.

Or you can run the spamassassin command with the -D -lint flags.

spamassassin -D -lint


From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ejaz
Sent: 01 November 2013 07:07
To: 'Ejaz'; users-help at
Cc: 'MailScanner discussion'
Subject: RE: mail-doesn-process

As per the spamassain docs , I got to know  that after every 100th spam message, when the next message which will be 101 would be consider as spam. Is that true.

Below phrases, from the webiste

If I've handed 100 messages to sa-learn that have the phrase penis enlargement and told it that those are all spam, when the 101st message comes in with the words penis and enlargment, the Bayesian classifier will be pretty sure that the new message is spam and will increase the spam score of that message.

Also I have noticed that my mailscanner gets crash after processing few number of emails,  and also to legimate messages it consdiering and spam and keeping t all of them  into Qurantine directory..

Any help would be highly apprecitaed ,

Thanks so much in advance


From: Ejaz [mailto:mejaz at]
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:44 PM
To: 'users-help at'
Subject: mail-doesn-process

Our mail scanners have started behaving very strange. It's not processing g any emails anymore only saying for each mail in the queue and with the below error.

Our setup,


Sep 20 14:38:15 mx3 MailScanner[2282]: Warning: skipping message p8JHBZlF011310 as it has been attempted too many times
Sep 20 14:38:15 mx3 MailScanner[2282]: Quarantined message p8JHBZlF011310 as it caused MailScanner to crash several times
Sep 20 14:38:15 mx3 MailScanner[2282]: Saved entire message to /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/20110920/p8JHBZlF011310

1. MailScanner --lint  (reports  below problem)

> ERROR: The "envelope_sender_header" in your spam.assassin.prefs.conf

> ERROR: is not correct, it should match X-mydomain-MailScanner-From

2. spamassassin -lint (silently comes to next prompt)

Any help would highly appreciated.

Mohammed Ejaz
Sr,Systems Administrator
Middle East Internet Company (CYBERIA)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966-1-4647114  Ext: 140
Mobile +966-562311787
Fax: +966-1-4654735
E-mail: mejaz at<mailto:mejaz at>

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