Do I need SpamAssassin?

Peter Bonivart peter at UCGBOOK.COM
Thu May 8 22:49:48 IST 2003

This list is really good! Quick and friendly answers. Anyone watching
the qmail list..? ;-)

Thanks for publishing speed tests. I was just wondering about disabling
supersafe, isn't that a little too risky? Is it common to tune Sendmail
like that?

Could you perhaps test with and without supersafe? And with and without
SA? And with and without anti-virus? That would be extremely interesting
to see what really is hogging the resources.

On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 22:59, Julian Field wrote:
> At 21:06 08/05/2003, you wrote:
> >Finally, a question about performance. If I have an MTA box in a DMZ
> >running Bind and Sendmail (sending and receiving mail on the internet)
> >and the load is really light (we average about 5.000 messages/day) would
> >a similar box be sufficient for MS, SA and anti-virus scanning to be
> >placed between the MTA and Exchange? The box I'm referring to is a Sun
> >Fire V120 with 550 MHz UltraSparc-II and 512 MB RAM. Will I need more
> >CPU and/or RAM?
> I have a SunFire V120 with 2GB RAM on order at the moment at work. Not sure
> when it is going to be delivered but no-one will notice if I hijack it to
> setup a speed test on it.MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> I'll use a sendmail setup probably with SuperSafe=False, otherwise sendmail
> crawls. I'll put Sophos on it for the virus scanning. I will let the list
> know how many messages per day it should be able to handle.
> --
> Julian Field
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