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

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Nov 15 18:13:04 GMT 2007

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Can someone add that to the Wiki please?
This is worth knowing!

Steve Freegard wrote:
> 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.
> -- 
> Steve Freegard
> Fort Systems Ltd.


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