Problem Messages

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Tue Jul 29 17:32:13 IST 2014

Perfect, thanks much.  

Kevin Miller
Network/email Administrator, CBJ MIS Dept.
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-0242, Fax: (907) 586-4500
Registered Linux User No: 307357
-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Piper Andreas
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 9:35 PM
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Re: Problem Messages


Am 28.07.2014 23:16, schrieb Kevin Miller:
> A week and a half ago a message came in that was quarantined for trying to kill off MailScanner.  Once an hour I began receiving the message below in postmaster's mailbox.  I deleted the message, but it's still sending these alerts.  The message doesn't exist in /var/spool/mqueue (or anywhere else for that matter).  What do I need to do to finish cleaning up this error message.  I was hoping after 6 days it would go away on it's own like normal undeliverable mail does, but no such luck.
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> Archive:
> Number of messages: 1
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> 6	s6GMUGOn025438	Wed Jul 16 14:55:00 2014


The solution in short:

reproduce your problem message with
/usr/sbin/MailScanner --processing

stop MailScanner, remove the processing DB and restart MailScanner with /etc/init.d/mailscanner stop && rm /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/Processing.db && /etc/init.d/mailscanner start

check success with
/usr/sbin/MailScanner --processing
which should give empty output now


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