Another call for improvements

Holger Gebhard holger at
Wed May 31 09:01:04 IST 2006

Is it possible to modify the spamassassincache feature a little bit?

Most incoming mails are spam so the caching is very useful and speeds up 
MailScanner a lot.
But when a spam message is detected as nonspam the cache result always 
returns due to cache timeout.
Any customrules to detect the message are "ingored" except a cache timeout 
or complete database deletion.

I think it occurs very rarely that a "real" nonspam message are send twice 
to get a great speedup by nonspam caching.

A useful feature would be to add some config options like:

Cache NonSpam = yes/no
Cache LowSpam = yes/no
Cache HighSpam = yes/no
Cache Virus = yes/no

or simply when a cachetiming set to "0" no caching is done for the category.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julian Field" <MailScanner at>
To: "MailScanner discussion" <mailscanner at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:54 PM
Subject: Another call for improvements

> Any of you got any features which you really need?
> I don't guarantee to implement them, or even consider them :-)
> Anything you don't like, anything you particularly like (gratitude is 
> always welcome :-) I'm a right sucker for it :-)
> At the moment there aren't any features people want, other than a 200% 
> speed improvement which I've done my best for in the past.
> Don't ignore anything you have asked for in the past, consider them 
> forgotten :-(
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> Jules.
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