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

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Nov 15 19:57:52 GMT 2007

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Also, is it worth me changing the default spam.assassin.prefs.conf file 
to set this on all new installations?

Or should I specifically *not* change to this setting for some good reason?

Thanks for your opinions,

Julian Field wrote:
> * PGP Signed: 11/15/07 at 18:13:21
> 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.
> Jules


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