HowTo improve mailscanner under load

Kelly Hamlin fizz at BOMB.NET
Thu Apr 25 19:26:07 IST 2002

What virus scanner are you using, and also, do you enable spamassassin?

Try disabling Spam Checks and then restart mailscanner, see how well it goes
from there..

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mohamed M. Abbas" <mmabbas at LONGWOOD.LWC.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 1:55 PM
Subject: HowTo improve mailscanner under load

> Hello All,
> We've just put mailscanner (after some testing) into a production system
> for about 2 days, and it does not seem to keep the pace with incoming
> email's. The directory would have about 1200 messages and
> would be like that for a while, and messages take a long time to be
> scanned and moved to the mqueue directory for delivery. Just for
> reference, we have about 70,000 messages coming through our box daily.
> I've configured mailscanner with the following settings:
> Deliver In Background = yes
> Delivery Method = queue
> Max Unsafe Messages Per Scan = 50
> Is there anything else that I can do to make mailscanner process
> faster???
> Thanks in advance...
> Mohamed M. Abbas
> mmabbas at
> System Administrator
> Longwood College

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