Spamassassin (was Re: off topic: quoting (was Re: html spam))
>>>>> On Fri, 10 May 2002 08:53:29 -0700, Christian G Warden
>>>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> was runoured to have said:
> On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 01:04:40PM +0300, Jussi Ekholm wrote:
>> Christian G. Warden <email@example.com> 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...
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