New MS install is slow to an extreme

DAve dave.list at
Thu Apr 3 17:35:20 IST 2008

DAve wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Max Unscanned Bytes Per Scan = 100m
>> Max Unsafe Bytes Per Scan = 50m
>> Max Unscanned Messages Per Scan = 30
>> Max Unsafe Messages Per Scan = 30
> I thought so, but my setting is unchanged from the default on the old 
> and the new installs. Which is why I doubted my understanding of the 
> option.

I've changed that setting to
Max Unscanned Messages Per Scan = 10
Max Unsafe Messages Per Scan = 10

this has reduced scan time a bit more. It seems more children scanning 
small batches is faster than fewer children scanning large batches. I've 
no idea if that is relevant to anyone else's mail but mine.

> At this point, 10:00am, we have survived the morning rush of email with 
> no obvious issues and mail is flowing nicely. My largest number of 
> waiting messages has been 120 (yesterday it was 2k at this time, 4k by 
> noon).

Julian, in the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file you include the rules for 
URIBL_BLACK and URIBL_GREY. The rules for SpamAssassin 3.2.X includes 
those rules now.
Might want to remove them or add a note that they do not need 
uncommented unless you are running SpamAssassin 3.1.X or earlier.

I had them uncommented, shame on me for not checking the SA change log 
better than I did.


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