MailScanner -> Spamassassin taking insane amount of bandwidth

Rose, Bobby brose at MED.WAYNE.EDU
Thu Feb 12 20:49:51 GMT 2004

SA is DNS querying the RBLs so of course it's going to increase the
bandwidth and would be proportional to the number of rbls that you have
it checking.


From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
Behalf Of Yannick Cayer
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 3:03 PM
Subject: MailScanner -> Spamassassin taking insane amount of bandwidth

I have the following configuration:
with spamassassin 2.61
sendmail 8.11.6-27
on an IBM x235 
2 2.4GHZ Processors
1.25 GHZ of RAM
Hot swapable raid 5 config.
We have about a 100 small sites configured for mail mostly and some,
This is running on RedHat Linux 7.3 Kernel 2.4.18-27.7.xsmp
We have been running MailScanner on that machine for almost 2 years now
without any problems.
Since we have activated the anti-spam features using SpamAssassin,  and
standard Spam-Checking throught the ORBS lists, our bandwidth usage has
more than doubled.
Before activating that feature, we were using 80-100GB of bandwidth per
month. Now we're up to 224GB for last month.
Has anyone ever heard of SpamAssassin doing this?
Thank you in advance for your help.
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