mtalog filling up with old message records

Matt . yamakasi.014 at
Mon Jan 8 00:59:19 UTC 2018


Yes you were right but I was not able to find where it went wrong. It
seems my maillig was not rotated on daily base but on weekly... that
fixed it!

Nice software!



2018-01-06 19:45 GMT+01:00 Mark Sapiro <mark at>:
> On 01/06/2018 05:55 AM, Matt . wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
>> I have a strange issue from a MTA which had a DNS issue on the lookup
>> for it's a-record. Because of this a loop existed and all loop
>> messages got removed from the postfix spool.
>> What is happening at the moment is that the mtalog of Mailscanner is
>> filled up wit about 400K of records from time to time about this and I
>> cannot find where they come from. I can remove them but then after a
>> while they are added again:
>> 30 Query     REPLACE INTO mtalog
>> (`timestamp`,`host`,`type`,`msg_id`,`relay`,`dsn`,`status`,`delay`)
>> VALUES (FROM_UNIXTIME('1515068227'),'backup-01','relay','3787FEEC01D','none','5.4.4','bounced
>> (Host or domain name not found. Name service error for
>> type=A: Host not found)',SEC_TO_TIME('196'))
>> And this multiple times.
>> Why is this happening and can I fix it ?
> I think you answered your own question. There is some Postfix
> misconfiguration that is creating some kind of retry loop when host
> lookup fails. This is more of a Postfix question than a MailScanner
> question. You need to examine your Postfix config and more than this one
> log message to figure it out.
> See <> for info on Postfix lists.
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