Re: You can start saving now
> You really need a serious amount of mail for SA to bog down. As you all
> realized, mail volume is relative.
Even with just a few thousand mails a day, I have had a Duron 1GHz machine
(with 128M) come to a crawl due to spamassassin in the past. If there was
any kind of outage then when the mail started coming back in the machine
would thrash badly and the load would skyrocket, and this loop would
We now throttle the mail based on the load, limit incoming connections,
limit forked SAs, limit # of mails per connection, etc and the machine does
OK. Without SA this machine would be able to handle at least 10X the mail
volume. (I hate spam, and this is one of the reasons - it costs real
money!) I do realize that the real solution is more RAM and we're moving
Dale E. Martin, Clifton Labs, Inc.
Senior Computer Engineer
pgp key available