Why is MS doing spam checks first?

Ed Bruce ebruce at HPMICH.COM
Thu Dec 1 14:13:59 GMT 2005

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Remco Barendse wrote:
> You are excused ;)
> But I think that the last few months SpamAss has turned out to be more 
> of a cpu+mem hog than any other check you would be doing on an e-mail.
> I think that any virusscanner will have scanned the average message in 
> less than half a second wheras SpamAss is taking several seconds at least
> Sorry if my message was unclear but maybe it's time to switch priorities?

But its still true that the majority of the email we receive is spam. 
I'm guessing this is still true for the majority of users of MS.

But I would prefer, for personal reasons, to have virus scanning first.

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