"MIME parsing exceeded maximum allowed number" warning written to Server log
|Article:TECH84266|||||Created: 2006-01-23|||||Updated: 2012-06-15|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH84266|
You see a warning message in your Server log. The text reads "23 Feb 2006 04:34:04 (WARNING:1056.3076):  MIME parsing exceeded maximum allowed number 40" You need to know what this message means.
This warning can be safely ignored. The sieve module is the source of this warning. The warning means the maximum number of MIME parts that are stopped and scanned is exceeded. This warning is designed as a safeguard against increased consumption of CPU resources by heavily nested MIME messages. The other antispam modules continue to scan the message and render verdicts.
The maximum number of MIME parts is twice the value for the setting "Maximum archive scan depth". This value is found on the AntiVirus Settings page in the Web interface
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