MIME Parser Error

Patrick Domack patrickdk at patrickdk.com
Thu Nov 3 00:49:47 CET 2011

just a wild guess, did you check you have avilable disk space and  
inodes to where the tempfiles go?

Quoting Carlos Mennens <carloswill at gmail.com>:

> For some reason today Postfix started queuing up all mail inbound and
> outbound. I've made no changes at all to Postfix and or Amavisd-new. I
> checked the queue and all messages are showing:
> (host[] said: 451 4.5.0 Error in processing,
> id=12255-01-2, mime_decode-1 FAILED: MIME::Parser: can't open tmpfile:
> Invalid argument (in reply to end of DATA command))
> (host[] said: 421 4.3.2 Service shutting down,
> closing channel (in reply to MAIL FROM command))
> I've never encountered this before and I'm looking in /var/log/maillog
> for clues to what the problem is but it tells me the same as the
> errors above which I see from 'postqueue -p'.
> Does anyone know how I can resolve this and or what the issue could
> be? In my logs, I see messages from either Postfix or Dovecot but
> nothing from Amavis.
> Thanks for any information you can provide to getting this working!

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