SpamAssassin Process

Kris Zabriskie zabriskw at ITECH.NET
Thu May 15 21:37:56 IST 2003

This is probably a very simple answer and I apologize in advance.  I have
been running MailScanner for about 6 months and we are VERY happy with it.
However, we would like to add SpamAssassin into the mix for a very complete
solution.  I am currently setting it up on a test box, and am having a
problem.  When I look at the mail.log it is telling me that:

May 15 16:00:50 ceres MailScanner[979]: SpamAssassin timed out and was
killed, consecutive failure 1 of 20

I read some articles and previous posts and Julian as well as others have
recommended to set the SA timeout to 40, which I did and the problem still
exists.  In the MailScanner.conf file, I do have specified to use
SpamAssasin.  I noticed however that nowhere in any of the docs I have read
does it say run spamassassin.  It is implied that SA does not have to be
running.  Should I have spamd, spamc, or spamassassin running as a process
or does MailScanner take care of that all behind the scenes?  Any help would
GREATLY be appreciated.  Thanks!

Kris Zabriskie
Network Admin / Consultant
I-Tech Inc.
zabriskw at

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