Reliably reloading configuration?

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Wed Dec 16 10:31:02 UTC 2015

Mark Sapiro wrote on Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:10:02 -0800:

> I think the above is correct, at least for 'standard' MailScanner (I
> think there is a spamd patch, but it's non-standard). So yes,
> restarting/reloading spamd (spamassassin) shouldn't be necessary.

To expand on this. I'm not on Ubuntu but /etc/init.d/spamassassin restart 
looks like it starts the daemon (spamd). MailScanner does not use spamd. 
Running spamd just costs you ressources (RAM and CPU). Shut it off.


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