Problems calling SpamAssassin
ispmgr at CLAS.NET
Mon Feb 11 22:00:24 GMT 2002
I have set the skip_rbl_checks, changed the scores for the rbl tests to 0,
commented out the rbl checks from the header test cf file and it is still
taking about 2 seconds per message to process messages when using
mailscanner in conjunction with spamassassin.
Setting the max batch size to 30 resulted in the following times for
Batch 1 - 58 seconds
Batch 2 - 70 seconds
Batch 3 - 63 seconds
Changing the max batch size drastically affects the time it takes to process
the batch, as if the spamassassin checks are done serially and as if there
is some overhead involved in the process. Also, checking with ps shows a
maximum of (2) mailscanner processes running at the same time. Is there
anything else we can do to speed up this process or perhaps have more
instances running at a time?
We *really* love the products and our owners are willing to make a
contribution to both projects should we be able to make use of them together
and if you are able to provide a receipt.
Comptia A+, Network+, INET+,
Cisco CCNA/CCDA Certified Technician
Microsoft Certified Professional
----- Original Message -----
From: "Youn Gonzales" <ispmgr at CLAS.NET>
To: <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Problems calling SpamAssassin
> I set the skip_rbl_checks option, but SpamAssassin still slows everything
> down to a crawl. It takes over 3 minutes for a batch of 50 messages. I
> SpamAssassin is timing out for some reason. Are there any other settings
> perhaps ports on the firewall necessary for SA to work properly?
> Youn Gonzales
> System Administrator
> Comptia A+, Network+, INET+,
> Cisco CCNA/CCDA Certified Technician
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> > Sounds like you've got DNS resolving problems. Have you tried the
> > skip_rbl_checks option in SpamAssassin? It's in the user_prefs file.
> > MailScanner calls the SpamAssassin Perl API and therefore does not use
> > "spamassassin" script or spamc/spamd.
> > --
> > Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
> > jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
> > Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
> > Southampton SO17 1BJ
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