SpamAssassin 2.50 Problems

John Rudd jrudd at UCSC.EDU
Sun Feb 23 21:02:22 GMT 2003

> From: Evert Jan van Ramselaar <evertjan at VANRAMSELAAR.NL>
> Julian Field wrote:
> > Another suggestion from the SAtalk list is to place this in your
> > spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> >
> > score HABEAS_HIL 0
> >
> > as this is a new RBL they are using (I believe) and it seems to be timing
> > out a lot.
> I tried this, but SA 2.50 keeps timing out, where 2.44 doesn't.

Are you just having a timeout problem at this point, or are you also
having the CPU/Load issue?

If it's just the timeout, have you tried raising the mailscanner timeout
threshold?  I raised mine from 30 to 90, I think (before 2.50 even), and
things were much smoother.  But this is on a machine that just serves
my home.

If you're talking about a machine that serves a HUGE volume of messages,
I might look into disabling external lookups (RBL's, Razor, etc).  Those
will kill ya.

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