Denial Of Service Attack Messages

Jerry Benton jerry.benton at
Mon Mar 7 17:19:41 UTC 2016

is the HTML parser installed?

Jerry Benton
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 7, 2016, at 11:25, Steven Jardine <steve at> wrote:
> I upgraded MailScanner several months ago to v4.85.2-3 and now v4.86.1-1. Often I am getting the error message:
> MailScanner was attacked by a Denial Of Service attack, and has therefore deleted this part of the message. Please contact your e-mail providers for more information if you need it, giving them the whole of this report. Attack in: /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/20499/u27Em5eK000564/nmsg-20499-47.html
> The file reported in the attack is not there so I am unable to to any troubleshooting.
> I am using a OpenVZ container with Ubuntu 14.04 - 6 CPUs and 12GB RAM. The messages are causing problems with valid mail messages both incoming and outgoing.
> Is there a way to disable this feature?  Any ideas on how to suppress these messages?
> Thanks!
> Steve
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