MailScanner eats memory out

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Wed Jun 21 16:33:19 IST 2006

Arthur Sherman wrote:
> Hi Matt,
>> MS directly loads the SA into itself using the perl API. This 
>> means that each
>> mailscanner child acts as it's own spamd, and its size is 
>> largely dominated by SA.
> So that means I could control its size with some spamassassin config?

Indirectly, yes.

SA's memory footprint is a function of the rules and features you have enabled.
If you remove rules and turn off features, the memory use goes down.

However, there's no option like "max_mem 30mb" in SpamAssassin.

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