> I know qmail-scanner.pl, but is this a fast method ? > Meanwhile.. My Spamassassin needs aproximately 10 seconds for > scanning one message. Is this the normal duration ?
I use a known spam message as a test bed for tuning performance of our SpamAssassin installation. You can run: cat /path/to/known/spam/message | spamassassin -D Review the output of this command to determine which processes are taking so long. More than likely you are making DNS calls to RBLs that aren't responding in a timely fashion or are using another service (pyzor, which we have had disabled since December) that is slow to return a response. With proper tuning your SpamAssassin can be made to scan messages in under .6 seconds with a full battary of external tests. (This is even on a 1GHz 512MB AMD Athlon machine.) If anybody is interested in some of the performance tweaks we have made to SA, please let me know. Tom Walsh Network Administrator http://www.ala.net/