Spam Assassin timing out --help

Damian Mendoza damian at WORKGROUPSOLUTIONS.COM
Tue Oct 7 19:02:31 IST 2003

a busy server will cause SpamAssassin timed out errors  - I finally discoverd that another rogue process that started at 4:00 a.m. each day was causing "SpamAssassin timed out" errors for me.



-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Spam Assassin timing out --help

At 19:40 06/10/2003, you wrote:
>At 07:21 AM 10/6/2003, you wrote:
>>Now I tried to disable RBL checks from MailScanner, with no effect.

Are you trying to disable MailScanner's RBL checks (known as "Spam Lists"
in the MailScanner.conf file)?
Or are you trying to disable SpamAssassin's RBL checks?

>>In my spam.assassin.prefs.conf I have skip_rbl_checks 1
>>However I still get the SpamAssassin timeouts and my load average is
>>going up.
>>Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong.
>Do you have razor, pyzor, or dcc installed? One of those could be causing
>I'd also suggest copying spam.assassin.prefs.conf to
>/root/.spamassassin/user_prefs and running spamassassin --lint, just to
>make sure there's no typos in the configfile causing SA to get wedged up.

Julian Field
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