Mail queue is about an hour behind

Jody Cleveland cleveland at
Wed Nov 28 13:30:16 GMT 2007


Thank you so much for your help!

On 11/27/07 12:35 PM, "Steve Freegard" <steve.freegard at> wrote:

> 1) run MailScanner *and* SpamAssassin in debug mode as it will give you
> more clues than just the above output (MailScanner --debug --debug-sa).
> Look for timeouts in Razor/Pyzor/DCC/RBL/URIBLs and Bayes.

I didn't see any timeouts for those, but I did get several errors, including

[7149] dbg: bayes: no dbs present, cannot tie DB R/O:

[7201] dbg: plugin: loading Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Razor2 from @INC
[7201] dbg: razor2: razor2 is not available

> 2) I would guess from the above output that you are using MCP? - if so,
> consider moving all your MCP rules into the main SpamAssassin run
> instead as MCP really is a performance killer as MailScanner has to
> reload SpamAssassin for each message (slow...)

Yes, I am. Where is the main SpamAssassin run/what directory do I move them

> 3) Check your primary nameserver listed in /etc/resolv.conf and make
> sure the 1st server in the list is responding quickly (and consider
> using a local caching nameserver if you aren't already).

Ah, I just spoke with the network admin, and he changed the ip address. I
just changed it to what he had, so hopefully that will make a difference.

> 4) Make sure that you haven't been blocked by Spamhaus - run:
> host
> And make sure you don't get a timeout.

Nope. No timeout.

Thanks again to everyone helping me with this problem!

- jody

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