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

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at
Thu Nov 15 20:17:06 GMT 2007

Hi Jules,

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

I'm neutral for a change to spam.assassin.prefs.conf - it does more good 
than harm IMO and is something I frequently change when tuning systems, 
but it might be best left as a tuning option for the admin to decide.

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

 From the docs:

  If this option is set, whenever SpamAssassin does Bayes learning,
  it will put the information into the journal instead of directly
  into the database.  This lowers contention for locking the
  database to execute an update, but will also cause more access to
  the journal and cause a delay before the updates are actually com-
  mitted to the Bayes database.


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