Author Topic: buffer overload  (Read 6171 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline donn

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
buffer overload
« on: September 09, 2004, 12:22:37 AM »
When I have more then 40 incoming e-mails (outlook express).  I get an error message for AVAST buffer overload and it shuts down the e-mail sever.  Can anyone help me.

Offline Vlk

  • Avast CEO
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11664
  • Please don't send me IM's. Email only. Thx.
    • ALWIL Software
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2004, 01:14:27 AM »
1. Are you sure are you using avast! Server Edition?
2. You mean Buffer Overflow, right? (not Overload  :))
3. Can you replicate the problem, or it just happened once and you don't know how to simulate it again...?


Thanks
Vlk
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving's not for you.

Offline donn

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2004, 02:04:05 AM »
Sorry, yes it says overflow.  It has happened several times.  I am using the avast 4.1 free software.  Am I in the wrong area?

Offline vojtech

  • Avast team
  • Advanced Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 939
    • ALWIL Software
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004, 01:47:03 PM »
Is the overflow in process ashMaiSv.exe ?
Do you think that it is caused by some particular mail ?
Did you have to turn off the protection or how did you work around it ?

Offline donn

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2004, 07:00:58 PM »
It does not appear to be mail related.  It only happens when there is a lot of mail.  I do not want to shut down the virus protection because it has stopped several already.  I work around it by going to the web mailroom and deleting all the spam.  After reducing the number of e-mail it will stop giving me the message Buffer OVERRUN, and runs just find untill I let the e-mail load up again.

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31311
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2004, 07:11:07 PM »
Could it be that not the number of mails but their total size is causing this?

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67255
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2004, 04:00:50 AM »
Donn, I know it won't be the final solution but it will let your system working, but why don't you use a spam killer (like MailWasher or the freeware Spamihilator) to delete the spam first and then scan only the good messages?  ::)

It will save time, increase virus security and your happiness  ;D
The best things in life are free.

Offline vojtech

  • Avast team
  • Advanced Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 939
    • ALWIL Software
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2004, 03:16:26 PM »
I think that message count or total size cannot be the reason, because each mail is discarded after having been processed. Could you please forward me the spams that you delete from server when you encounter the overrun (by mail via the web interface). You can see which mail was retrieved last in Outlook Express task window.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67255
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2004, 03:32:23 PM »
Could you please forward me the spams that you delete from server?

How is this possible?
How can an user forward deleted on server spam messages?  ???
The best things in life are free.

Offline vojtech

  • Avast team
  • Advanced Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 939
    • ALWIL Software
Re:buffer overload
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2004, 04:42:56 PM »
I meant to send it before deleting.