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Re: spamassassin out of memory

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 04:50:06PM +0000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 16 Dec 2002, Nicolas SABOURET wrote:
> I use spamassassin to filter my mail using .forward and a procmail rule.
> When I have too much mail it suddenly, usually after a "we" [?], it
> crashes and I get "out of memory; killed process..."
> My desperate question is: when this happens do I [lose] all the mail which
> it was filtering at the time?

If spamassassin dies (use spamc instead to save memory, by the way),
then procmail recovers the mail, so you don't lose it. I'm not sure
offhand what happens if procmail dies; I imagine it depends on how your
MTA is set up. It should go into the MTA's queue for a later delivery
attempt, though.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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