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Date:      15 Aug 2002 20:32:47 -0400
From:      Joe Marcus Clarke <>
To:        Daniel Eriksson <>
Cc:        FreeBSD User Questions List <>
Subject:   Re: SpamAssassin (spamass-milter) - does it work for you?
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On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 20:29, Daniel Eriksson wrote:
> I am having trouble keeping SpamAssassin running on my machine using
> /usr/ports/mail/spamass-milter. Is it just me and my configuration, or
> does others also have problems with this port?
> What happens is that when I restart the server everything works just
> fine. Spam is filtered out and tagged, and everything is peachy. Some
> time later, I find that I have multiple spamd daemons running and the
> maillog reports timeouts from spamass-milter. How long it takes from
> boot to failure varies. Sometimes it runs for a day or two, and
> sometimes it runs for an hour or two.

I'm seeing the same thing.  I've upped the max children for spamd to see
if that has an effect.  So far so good.  We'll see tomorrow if sendmail
is hung again.


> System:
> -------
> * FreeBSD 4.6.2 (tracking RELENG_4_6 tag)
> * Sendmail (default version), set up to deliver mail to Cyrus IMAP
> * fetchmail, popping mail from multiple POP3 accounts and delivering to
> Sendmail through SMTP
> * spamass-milter (from /usr/ports/mail/spamass-milter), called from my
> .mc file like this: INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`spamassassin',
> `S=3Dlocal:/var/run/spamass-milter.sock, F=3D, T=3DC:15m;S:4m;R:4m;E:10m'=
> Everything is up to date through cvsup/portupgrade, and apart from the
> Cyrus delivery my .mc file is pretty much vanilla/default. The rc
> scripts to start spamd and spamass-milter have not been changed. Mail
> throughput is less than 500 per day (just my private mail which includes
> about a dozen or so mailing lists).
> /Daniel
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