On 2013-06-27 17:25, Darin Cox wrote:
When we had sluggish performance similar that yours, resulting in numerous sniffer .tmp files in the spool, the cause was eventually traced to a proliferation of files in the sniffer directory. Clearing them out brought performance back up to normal.


This is usually the problem. NTFS performs very badly when there are a lot of files in a directory -- and that slows everything down.

If SNF takes 30 seconds or more to process a message then SNFClient will give up and let the message through (fail safe).

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