Too messages in Hold folder when spamassassin is activated in MailScanner

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Fri Nov 30 13:47:51 GMT 2007

There's several things you can do see what's loading spamassassin, BUT is you're running 3.2.3 make sure you've run sa-update in order to update the core rules NOT to do completewhois lookups which are broken in the base 3.2.3

Other things to check are that you're not running ALL RBL's but just a select few, have a local caching nameserver on the mailscanner machine....



Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Israel Garcia
> Sent: 30 November 2007 13:35
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Too messages in Hold folder when spamassassin is activated in
> MailScanner
> On Nov 29, 2007 5:21 PM, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at> wrote:
> 	On 29/11/2007, Israel Garcia <igalvarez at> wrote:
> 	> Well, I have to tell you I'm continuing with the same problem with
> too many
> 	> messages in HOLD folder and a terrible delay (sometimes 1 hour)
> and because
> 	> the way my company works it's not allowed to keep messages for
> more than 10
> 	> min... I have to remember that when I disable spamassassin in
> mailscanner
> 	> everything is fine... There's no dough the cause of my problem is
> the high
> 	> traffic in my connection to Internet and SA and DNS timeouts. I
> was thinking
> 	> in change  SA for another anti-spam ..I read about Dspam (
> 	> ).. and I want to ask the list if Dspam
> can be
> 	> integrated with mailscanner...Any ideas?
> 	There's been talk about it, but IIRC there has never been a full ACK
> 	on it being done.
> 	There's no chance of upgrading your lines a tad?
> What lines? I dont know what to add to postfix/mailscanner or spamassassin
> config files to see if I cant solve my problem...
> 	Or just plain killing
> 	off all .... non-essential.... communication (like emule:-)?
> emule have been killed yerterday.. but I have another (NORMAL) high
> traffic  that use my bandwidth and sometimes is gets 100% of it...and here
> is where my problem begins with delay on delivering mails...
> Thanks for your answrer..Glenn
> regards;
> Israel
> 	Cheers
> 	--
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