Does spamassassin cache database lower the amount of spamassassin timeouts?

Taso Chatziantoniou TasNYC at
Wed Mar 8 16:14:36 GMT 2006

MailScanner version 4.48.4
SpamAssassin version 3.1.0
SpamAssassin Timeout = 60

Has anyone seen a significant decline in spamassassin time out after upgrading to 4.5x?
Since the new version of Mailscanner uses SpamAssassin cache database i am guessing this would help.

We are currently running six Mailscanner boxes that receive about 30,000 to 50,000 emails each everyday.
We get about 270-280 Spamassassin time outs (as per logwatch) which, considered the amount of mail we get is not bad at all.
The problem with this is that 270 emails which could be sent to multiple email addresses can be sent to potentially alot more people then that. When we have users send us spam submissions a bulk of the headers that we get indicate that spamassassin timed out.

Also one other question ..
Does anyone know of a good site or forum that we can submit sample spams to help us figure out a way to block them. We keep getting these stock html image only files with bayes poisining on the bottom that we cannot seem to find a pattern to to block.

This is my first post, please let me know if i am doing anything wrong
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