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RE: Stability progress?

From: Nate Schindler
Subject: RE: Stability progress?
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 11:08:35 -0700

you know... you have a good point there.
Yes they're employees.  SA runs on a mail proxy, and we have Exchange behind 
I recently switched from a more complicated setup that didn't allow for me to 
pass mail coming from the exchange system... so I kinda forgot that I could now.

Thanks.  That'll probably fix my problem without having to fix my problem. :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Dossey [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:02 AM
To: Nate Schindler
Subject: RE: Stability progress?

Nate - 

You're MTA really shouldn't allow delivery of a single e-mail to 1,000
people.  My MTA will reject a message with more than 10 recipients.
Just imagine the havoc that someone could wreak by sending a few hundred
e-mails to those 1,000 people!  A spammer could spam 1,000 people with a
single message!

I'd have this user split this e-mail up into several much smaller

Also - are these internal users employees?  Is there any reason for
spamassassin to even scan these messages?

I'm not saying this will fix a load problem in sa-milter, but maybe, at
least until its fixed, you could simply work around the problem.

Just my $0.02, take it for what it's worth :)

Jon Dossey

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nate Schindler [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 12:40 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Stability progress?
> The "dying under heavy load" problem became a lot worse in my
> after upgrading to 0.3.0.  I was wondering if any changes have been
> planned to help correct this, or if the cause is even known yet?
> One of my inside users sends a broadcast e-mail to about 1000 people
> couple of weeks, but this could just as easily happen from the
> What I end up with are a whole bunch of hung spamc processes, and spam
> passes through until I kill everything off and bring it all back up
> If it helps, I'm running:
> RedHat 7.2
> kernel 2.4.20-28.7
> Sendmail 8.13.3
> SpamAssassin 3.0.2 (with standard plugins installed and enabled)
> spamass-milter 0.3.0
> clamav-milter 0.83
> If there's any debugging information you'd like to to gather, I'd be
> to do so.
> I'd really rather not switch milters.  Spamass-milter is awesome with
> one small exception, if it's even spamass-milter's fault.
> But my users pretty much freak out when the spam filter dies for a few
> hours because they're not used to getting spam anymore.
> Thanks,
> Nate
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