emails that attempt to kill mailscanner {Scanned}

Remco Barendse mailscanner at
Tue Oct 1 04:46:17 IST 2013

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013, Stef Morrell wrote:

> On 14 August 2013 11:27 Richard Mealing wrote:
>> This issue only happens to me when my server is over loaded. Once I gave
>> it more CPU's and RAM I've not had this problem again.
>> I find that running spamassassin as daemon and restarting that sometimes
>> helps. The -U switch didn't do anything for me. I'm using FreeBSD.
> I get something very similar. For whatever reason MS gets upset with a particular email and requeues it for multiple further attempts at scanning, finally dumping it with a "tried to kill me" error.

I have this problem with 2 specific people sending mail to our servers. 
When i open the emails, the mail does look legit and without and weird 
code in it.

> In any event, my workaround is very satisfactory for me and removes the headache in my case.

What was your workaround?


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