SpamAssassin Temp Dir running full

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Aug 19 20:14:15 IST 2008

on 8-19-2008 11:19 AM Drew Marshall spake the following:
> On 19 Aug 2008, at 17:36, Scott Silva wrote:
>>> I have 166344 hidden files in my SpamAssassin-Temp dir ;)
>>> Hans
>> I would set up a cron job to keep it clean until you find out what is 
>> happening. Do you get a lot of timeouts?
> Now that's interesting. I get time outs, randomly, and have ~38Mb of 
> temp files that shouldn't be there. I'm running 3.2.5.
> Drew
I had that problem also when I had timeouts. It seems that when spamassassin 
times out, it never gets to the cleanup stage. I don't know if it is a 
spamassassin issue or a MailScanner issue, but the real problem is the 
timeouts. Cleaning the temp files over a few hours old by mtime should be 
safe. or over 24 hours old should be very safe.
Fixing the timeouts should be a priority, as any timed out messages will get 
into your users. MailScanner passes the timed out scans because Julian wanted 
no mail lost by errors like this.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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