SpamAssassin timed out and was killed... box too slow?

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Jun 2 21:10:37 IST 2003

>On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 20:59, Chris W. Parker wrote:


We have relatively low email traffic (approx. 450/day on work days) and
I receive quite a few of these in my /var/log/maillog:

>May 17 04:03:08 filter MailScanner[3324]: SpamAssassin timed out and
>was killed, consecutive failure 1 of 20

>Does this mean my computer is too slow? It's a 200mhz pentium!!!

Probably not - more likely this was an RBL which failed to respond in a
timely fashion.  It probably a good idea to tweak the SpamAssassin
Timeout in MailScanner.conf to 40s (if its not there already) as some
internal SpamAssassin timeouts are 30s.

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