Mailscanner Taking to long to Process Incoming Email

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Jun 24 16:41:35 IST 2007

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Lucio Montenegro wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I currently have the current setup:
> Fedora Core 5
> MailScanner
> Spamassassin
> ClamAV
> All Messages are forwarded to my internal exchange server. I noticed 
> that all messages are taking at least 250 seconds or more to process:
> Jun 24 09:57:20 localhost MailScanner[9392]: Batch (1 message) 
> processed in 277.04 seconds
> Jun 24 09:57:36 localhost MailScanner[9155]: Batch (1 message) 
> processed in 273.49 seconds
> Jun 24 09:57:46 localhost MailScanner[9160]: Batch (1 message) 
> processed in 269.35 seconds
> This all started after a couple of weeks when I created a cron job to 
> learn spam every 8 hours:
> user --showdots --mbox --spam /var/mail/usermailbox
> I since then disabled the cron job and now I want to lower the process 
> time. Your help is appreciated.
What timeouts do you have set in MailScanner.conf?
What else does your maillog say for each of these batches?


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