SpamAssassin timed out and was killed

Julian Field jkf at
Tue Apr 9 13:46:49 IST 2002

At 10:13 09/04/2002, you wrote:
>I installed SpamAssassin over the weekend.  Yesterday (Monday) was the first
>day where it had to cope with any real mail load.
>The result is lots of "SpamAssassin timed out and was killed" messages in my
>mail log.
>Is this a common problem?  If so, I guess I should turn on MailScanner's
>checking against

If the load on the system is getting high, then the default timeout may not
be long enough. However, you may not have sufficient horsepower on your
current server to run SpamAssassin at all.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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