SpamAssassin timeout OT: SpamAssassin timeouts

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jan 7 18:55:54 GMT 2003

At 17:44 07/01/2003, you wrote:
>The lookups from osirusoft were causing a problem and spamassassin was
>timing out while doing these checks.  What I noticed was that MailScanner
>was continuing to use spamassassin at 75 consecutive timeouts out of a
>possible 20.
>When the number of timeouts hit 20, it should have stopped using
>spamassassin (I don't think I'm makin this part up, it's in the
>documentation and has been mentioned several times on the list) until the
>next restart.  At next restart the counters should drop to 0 (assumption on
>my part) and if it hits 20 again, it will stop using spamassassin again.
>Instead, spamassassin was continuing to be used even with 75+ consecutive
>timeouts and kept queueing up the incoming mail because of this.

This fix is noted in the 4.11 ChangeLog.
Julian Field
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