MS + SA = Slow for some reason

mikea mikea at MIKEA.ATH.CX
Mon May 19 19:07:11 IST 2003

On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 02:03:52PM -0400, Kris Zabriskie wrote:
> I am having some serious performance issues with MailScanner and
> SpamAssassin.  MailScanner runs just great!  Then I added SpamAssassin and
> it is taking 10 messages to run through both of them, roughly 2 hours.  I
> thought it might have been because I added more tests to the
> spam.assassin.prefs.conf file, but have since changed the configuration back
> to the original configuration and it is still taking a long time.  Is it
> possible to get someone's spam.assassin.prefs.conf file that seems to be
> working well for them?  Thanks again!

That _can_ be an indication that one or more of the DNSbls is being
very slow to respond, or isn't responding at all. You might want to
check that.

Mike Andrews
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin since 1964

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