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Spamassassin (was Re: off topic: quoting (was Re: html spam))

 >>>>> On Fri, 10 May 2002 08:53:29 -0700, Christian G Warden
 >>>>> <cwarden@xerus.org> was runoured to have said:

 > On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 01:04:40PM +0300, Jussi Ekholm wrote:
 >> Christian G. Warden <cwarden@xerus.org> wrote:
 >> (Could you please post your reply *below* the quoted text? Top-posting
 >> is quite irritating, IMHO)
 >> > i just want to add a warning about spamassassin.  i had it setup for
 >> > about a week and it was very good at catching spam, but occasionally it
 >> > would drive the cpu load into the 20s.  
 >> Yes, I can say this, as well. My computer swapped twice (so much, that I
 >> had to hit MSysRq and boot) because of SA started to investigate pretty
 >> big binary mails. Although, "fixing" the problem is pretty easy; just
 >> add 'required_hits = x' in ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs, where 'x' is
 >> maybe 5 or something else. This makes SA to stop processing mails
 >> further than hits you just specified.
 > i tend to prefer top-posting except when responding point by point
 > between paragraphs.  admittedly, it's lazy and encourages excessive
 > quoting, but this just feels awkward.  i'll try it out for a few days.
 > maybe it'll grow on me.
 > thanks for the required_hits tip.  next time i try SA, i'll read through
 > the docs more thoroughly.

You can also run SA in a "client-server" mode. Basically your procmail
recipe uses spamc to connect to a spamd daemon that does the checking.
There's a discussion in the SA docs on why this more efficient; it
solved the high system load problem for me...

 > xn


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