spamassassin timeout

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK
Wed Jan 7 09:31:39 GMT 2004


Why not try running something like:

spamassassin -D rbl=-3 -p /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf -t <

Where 'message' is a file from your spam quarantine directory (should be
something like

You can then see if it 'hangs' in any particular place - this will show you
if bayes, rbl checks, dns or something else is causing your delays.

You also don't mention how many and how often you are getting the timeouts
in relation to the number of messages you process daily - for example I
processed 1912 messages on one of my gateways yesterday with only one
timeout in my logs (0.05%).

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: kfliong [mailto:kfliong at WOFS.COM]
Sent: 07 January 2004 03:55
Subject: spamassassin timeout

i am sorry if i am posting this question for the second time as I have not
found any answer yet. goes.

I am getting this error :

Jan  7 11:45:07 ensim MailScanner[19608]: SpamAssassin timed out and was
killed, consecutive failure 1 of 20

I have set the timeout of spamassassin to 60 and i am still getting this
failure. Changing to 90 would only make the time out error come out less
often but that would only make my queues grow bigger. So, anyone have anyway
of solving this besides making the timeout higher?

Thanks in advance.

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