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

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Nov 15 21:26:07 GMT 2007

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Steve Freegard wrote:
> 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.
But when *does* the journal get committed to the Bayes database itself?


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