MailScanner slowwing down
maxsec at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 10:26:22 IST 2009
Dropping unknown recipients and having a local caching nameserver are
generally the first things to sort, then look at the number of children and
2009/4/30 Mail Admin <mailadmin at midland-ics.ie>
> Hi All,
> Recently I am finding that the amount of incoming mail through my
> MailScanner Server is really slowing down things. There is a heavy load
> now since I took on a domain that seems to me well spammed. Yesterdays
> processing processed 22,000 emails @88% Spam approx.
> Server Spec POWEREDGE 1850 XEON 2.8GHZ/2MB 800FSB – WITH 2 GIG RAM and RAID
> 1 Configuration on two Disks RPM 10K… Its Running Fedora Core 5, Send Mail
> 8.13.8-1.fc5 with MailScanner 4.69.7-1 with SA, Razor, DCC., MailWatch V1
> Its working very well blocking spam, but only in the last couple of days
> its got really slow.
> Any ideas on how to reduce the load on this server>? By blocking mail at
> the MTA before it hits MS? OR Tweaking my processes?
> What do the Experts think on the Server Spec, for the amount of traffic?
> I’d appreciate any help
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