Big Loads

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Sat Mar 11 01:02:01 GMT 2006

Ken A wrote:
> Is this a dedicated MailScanner/SA box?
> Have you consulted the MAQ about performance issues? You should be able
> to run SA unless your hardware is obsolete or you've insufficient RAM.

Side note that's not in the optimization_tips document. If you run a large
volume site MailScanner 4.50 and up feature a spamassassin result-cache which
can help considerably with the load.

If you're running on low-end hardware, you can also gain a lot of speed in SA,
at the expense of missing more spam, by disabling:AWL, bayes, and network
checks. Without any of these, a stock SA 3.1.0 runs pretty fast and light.

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