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Re: exim4, sa-exim, clamav

Andy Smith wrote:
On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 04:21:48PM +1200, Chris Bannister wrote:

and when I hit R (macro index R "!/usr/bin/sa-learn --sync") my poor
laptop (133Mhz 49M -- don't laugh I got it as a 'brick' for $12.00 NZD)
almost died, killed postgres, a vim session I didn't realise I had open
and 2 bash shells. :-(

I sent a local email as a test and spamd had a fit for about 10sec. I
downloaded 6 emails via fetcmail from my isp and the harddisk had a fit
for about 20mins!! I hate to think what would happen if I d/l 200
messages, which is about normal for a day.

spamassassin uses lots of RAM.  Most content filtering antispam
measures are very heavyweight.  I think you will need to get a
better machine or run your content filtering elsewhere.


Spamassassin here for 10 users with two users getting a couple hundred messages a day keeps an Atlon 2500 with a gig of RAM busy most of the day, with load averages hitting 1 occasionally.

SA is a hog.  But a useful hog.  ;-)


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