Spamassassin Timeout issue.

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Wed Sep 10 10:10:31 IST 2008


Have a look in the wiki about getting the most of spamassassin..

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 Swati Meghanand
> Sent: 10 September 2008 09:55
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Spamassassin Timeout issue.
> Hi,
> I'm using mailscanner on a busy mail gateways from serveral
> months, which was working fine so far.From last few days I
> noticed incresed no of spam mails as well log Filtering
> queues (ofcourse slow processing of mailscanner).In log file
> of mailscanner I found following lines,
> Sep 10 04:47:29 localhost MailScanner[11027]: Virus and
> Content Scanning: Starting Sep 10 04:47:37 localhost
> MailScanner[8400]: SpamAssassin timed out and was killed,
> failure 8 of 20 Sep 10 04:47:37 localhost MailScanner[8680]:
> SpamAssassin timed out and was killed, failure 14 of 20 Sep
> 10 04:47:38 localhost MailScanner[8680]: Message
> 1KdL6x-0005q5-L3 from xx.xx.xx.xx (xxx at xxx.x) to xxx.xx is
> not spam, SpamAssassin (not cached, timed out) Sep 10
> 04:47:38 localhost MailScanner[8400]: Message
> 1KdLDG-0006se-Ox from xx.xx.xx.xx (xxx at to xxx.xx is
> not spam, SpamAssassin (not cached, timed out)
> it clealy indicates mailscanner is not (able to) scanning messages.
> Any idea about this issue.
> Thanks in advance :-)
> Regards
> Swati Meghanand

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