mail disappearing


mail through my server is disppearing :o(
I am thinking i have just updated something automatically through Virtualmin updates, maybe yesterday
both domains are on the same server ?

any advice on what I should look for will be gratefully received. :o)

here is some info from the log:

Oct 18 19:59:40 fife postfix/smtpd[19878]: 3E8164C8039:[], sasl_method=LOGIN, sasl_username=elizab.hxx2
Oct 18 19:59:40 fife postfix/cleanup[20598]: 3E8164C8039: message-id=!&!AAAAAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAE/y4wDm2pdEkAD1xOvStBHCgAAAEAAAAF8mWbWUxphMivVwz/3E/
Oct 18 19:59:40 fife postfix/qmgr[2078]: 3E8164C8039:, size=3525, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Oct 18 19:59:43 fife postfix/local[20608]: 3E8164C8039:,, relay=local, delay=2.9, delays=0.21/0.15/0/2.5, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (deli vered to command: /usr/bin/procmail-wrapper -o -a $DOMAIN -d $LOGNAME)
Oct 18 19:59:43 fife postfix/bounce[20599]: 3E8164C8039: sender delivery status notification: 1B4694C8091
Oct 18 19:59:43 fife postfix/qmgr[2078]: 3E8164C8039: removed

my server details
Operating system CentOS Linux 5.7
Perl version 5.008008
Path to Perl /usr/bin/perl
BIND version 9.3.6
Postfix version 2.3.3
Mail injection command /usr/lib/sendmail -t
Apache version 2.2.3
PHP version 5.1.6
Webalizer version 2.01-10
Logrotate version 3.7.4
MySQL version 5.0.77
ProFTPd version 1.33
SpamAssasssin version 3.3.1
ClamAV version 0.96.5


Well, your logs there are showing an email being delivered to procmail, so that’s good.

You may want to look at the procmail logs to see where exactly those emails are being delivered to… those are located in /var/log/procmail.log.


hi, many thanks.
seems like somehow system thinks it spam, from procmail.log

Time:1318937879 Size:5788 Dest:/home/abc/homes/brian/Maildir/.spam/new/ Mode:Spam

I’ll have a look in the spam folder (its not being brought down to my email on PC)



Aha, so it does indeed look like it’s being put in the spam folder. Another option would be to log into the Usermin interface on port 20000 to see that folder.


you pointed me in the right direction
all the emails are in the spam folder

mistakenly i thought it was to do with the updates, as I shutdown server a couple of days ago and then did Virtualmin updates - but I was wrong :o)

thanks again Brian

p.s. thats what I did