mailscanner slowing the computer down

Julian Field jkf at
Wed May 15 15:59:05 IST 2002

At 15:27 15/05/2002, you wrote:
>I just noticed my server became very slow and noticed the number of files
>create in /var/spool/mailscanner/incoming was huge.
>Hers is the output of find /var/spool/mailscanner/incoming

Did we really all need to see *all* of that? A few sample lines and a rough
total would have done...

>Can anyone tell me why this is happening?
>What am I doing wrong?
>Is there somehting to prevent this?

Looks like you have a message with a huge number of attachments.
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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