Minimum hardware capacity for 35k e-mail scans/day

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at
Thu Nov 15 17:50:13 GMT 2007

Hi Edward,

Edward Prendergast wrote:
> The queue seems to go up with the load. By the time the load is around 10
> the queue starts to climb without any sign of going down. It usually reaches
> the 300 mark within half an hour to an hour, but has gone up as far as
> 3,000. When I turn bayes off the load goes down and mail queues start
> becoming manageable again. 

Ok - sounds like Bayes is a factor that is causing the slowness.  Do you 
have Bayes in MySQL or DB_File?

If DB_File then I would suggest setting 'bayes_learn_to_journal 1' in 
spam.assassin.prefs.conf as from experience it will reduce the lock 
contention and speed-up batch processing considerably.

Kind regards,

Steve Freegard
Fort Systems Ltd.

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