Problem with spamassassin confs

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Tue Jul 25 16:19:24 IST 2006

Marcos Sobral wrote:
> Some days ago, I was experiencing some troubles with really big queues 
> in the folder.
> I had to put 3 servers working in parallel but the queues where still big.
> Then I started enabling and disabling some scans, I noticed that when I 
> had disabled de spamassassin test, the queue problem disapeared.
> So I started looking after an error or a heavy test of spamassassin in 
> the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file. Everything was ok, except for one 
> thing, I had the file that resides in the 
> /etc/mail/spamassassin/ . The spam.assassin.prefs.conf file asks 
> to disable that file, moving it with another name. The fact is that when 
> I moved that file, my problem had disappeared.
> Well, that´s my story, now my question is, why whe have to move the 
> file, what happens when we leave it without moving it?
> Did someone had this problem?
> If someone is having problem check if you are having my problem.
> Another question is, does anyone know about a good statistics program to 
> check the mail traffic, I been testing the mailscanner-mrtg, is good but 
> I´d like to try others.
> Thanks.

Vispan -

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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