mailscanner and spamd

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Jan 31 20:55:22 GMT 2003

At 20:44 31/01/2003, you wrote:
>Is there a way to speed up the spamassassin processing by using the
>compiled versions of spamassassin instead of the perl versions?  Does
>it automatically use it if it's installed, or do you have to do something
>tricky, or does mailscanner never use it since mailscanner is written
>in perl?

The "compiled version of spamassassin" *is* the perl version. The only
difference is that it uses a client written in C to talk the daemon, of
which the core is all written in Perl.

MailScanner uses the fastest way of talking to SpamAssassin, which is to
directly call its Perl API. The other ways of calling it (i.e. the
spamc/spamd client/daemon and the "spamassassin" script) are both
considerably slower. The guts of SpamAssassin is written in Perl.

There is no point installing the spamd daemon, MailScanner won't use it as
it is slower than calling it directly.
Julian Field
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