How many instances to spawn?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 22 10:24:51 GMT 2002

At 10:14 22/11/2002, you wrote:
>I'm just wondering how many instances of MailScanner I need to run on a
>mail server that, on average, receives about one e-mail every two or
>three minutes but sometimes in bursts of two or three at the same time.
>Five instances seems overkill in this situation!

1 should be plenty.
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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