email is too big for spam checks

Eduardo Casarero ecasarero at
Tue Jun 30 16:29:49 IST 2009

2009/6/30 Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at>

>      I have setup mailscanner such that it only does spam checking,
> not virus checking. Recently I saw on the logs a message saying it is
> too big for spam checks. I have my Max Spam Check Size currently set
> to 150000. Since there are spam messages with attached images and so
> on, what would be a good size for that? I am asked to make it
> unlimited somehow, but I do not know if I should. After all, as it is
> said in the MailScanner.conf file, a large email is probably not spam.
> Also, is the 150000 measure in what units? Bytes?

yes is in bytes, the size depends on your traffic i've 500000 in some
servers and in others 800000, however i've seen spam emails with a size of 1
Mb. Remember bigger emails checks will increase your CPU/MEM/IO use.

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