Processing large email

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Feb 4 17:15:34 GMT 2003

At 17:02 04/02/2003, you wrote:
>I've been using mailscanner with great success for a while, but
>every once in a while, the mail queue seems to jam up. Investigation
>shows that it's large emails, either attachments, or just text,
>but 100MB+. Is there any way (running exim) to either push this
>off to another queue, or give the large email a low priority, so
>it doesn't get scanned until there's nothing left to do?

A large email will only block up one of the child processes. The others
will continue scanning other mail. If you run with the default 5 children,
then you would have to have 5 huge mails turn up at *exactly* the right
moments so as to block all 5 children.
Julian Field
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