Malformed email addresses bring server grinding to a halt (exhaust all memory)

Ben Johnson ben at
Fri Jun 29 18:08:43 CEST 2012

Thank you for the reply, Mark.

On 6/29/2012 10:56 AM, Mark Martinec wrote:

> Which version of amavisd-new was that?

amavisd-new-2.6.4 (20090625)

> I'm not aware of similar problem with more recent version of amavisd-new,
> I'd need to see a log at level 5 if this is the case.

Okay, I will try to reproduce the issue at log level 5. Unfortunately,
this will bring down the server in question, but if it sheds some light
on the root cause, I'm willing to do it.

I'll post back once I've had a chance to reproduce the issue.

Thanks again,


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