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Parallelizing fetchmail

Hello *,
 I recently uninstalled exim on my home pc, replacing it with esmtp
for outbound mail and fetchmail->procmail for inbound traffic.

Procmail checks every message for spam and viruses, introducing some
seconds of latency, mainly because of DNSRBL checks of spamc.

The disadvantage of this is that fetchmail launches only one procmail
for each message and waits for it termination. This leads to a very long
delay when downloading many messages.

I can parallely check more than one message with spamd (making it create
more childs) but I cannot find a configuration that will speed up with
more spamd-child. The bottleneck is always fetchmail that process every
message one by one.

Have you got any ideas about how to insert a queue in the chain?

I can replace procmail with maildrop or similar if necessary. Please
avoid solutions like "re-install exim" or "install <insert your
favourite mta here>".

Please CC me, I'm not in the list.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Daniele                 JID: dan@jabber.linux.it (http://www.jabber.org)
and remember: respect is everything . . . . . . . . . . . free your mind

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