[sclug] How to stop checking for spam on mailing list posts

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Tue Sep 5 22:34:18 UTC 2006


Thanks for the responses so far. I had a quick play with spamprobe and it 
immediately gave an innocent test mail from a friend a very high spam score, 
so more testing needed on that front! I'll try ASSP sometime too.

For now I've moved the SpamAssassin line out of Procmail's config into 
individual users' maildrop files, just so it doesn't catch any mailing list 
traffic, which should help.

Kind regards,

On Tuesday 05 September 2006 21:38, David Given wrote:
> Tom Chance wrote:
> > Ahoy,
> >
> > I'm a bit fed up of the system load imposed by SpamAssassin, and it's a
> > bit annoying having it check every single mail including those going to
> > mailing lists. I can't remember a single item of spam hitting a list I'm
> > currently subscribed to, so I'd like to reconfigure my server to leave
> > those be and save my VM some effort.
> While this doesn't *technically* answer your question...
> My home server is a NSLU2 ARM box with a 266MHz ARM processor, USB2 hard
> disk, and a huge 32MB of RAM. Running SpamAssassin or DSPAM makes it lock
> up for about two minutes, and frequently the OOM killer kicks in
> (erroneously) and nukes something.
> As a result, I now use spamprobe. After a couple of weeks of training, it
> appears to be just as accurate as DSPAM was; and on the NSLU2, it takes ~5
> seconds per message. Suddenly, it's possible to use my server interactively
> without it grinding to a halt every time a message comes in.
> So if you want something lower footprint, you could always give that a
> try...

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