Many old e-mails in the Scratch folder - why?

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zeusdk
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Many old e-mails in the Scratch folder - why?

Post by zeusdk » Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:56 pm

Hi all

I have just discovered that there are some unsent (valid) e-mails – some of them petty old (and important to) - while the rest is spam mails - in the scratch folder.

a) Why didn’t they leave the folder?
b) How can they be “moved” into the mail server again?

paarlberg
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Post by paarlberg » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:02 pm

Most of these were probably delivered. I have seen this when using ClamWin as an AV agent. I usually will just delete them.

zeusdk
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Post by zeusdk » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:22 pm

Thanx but I am not using ClamWin.

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Post by MailEnable » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:25 am

MailEnable unpacks messages into this scratch folder when it analyzes them for viruses. If you have/had resident antivirus then it is possible that this is/was interfering with the antivitus scanning process, hence leaving old files behind. I suggest you clear the directory and then periodically check the directory for leftovers. If some occur, then you should look at the MTA log file to see why the files could not be removed.
Regards, Andrew

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