[Mimedefang] mimedefang/spamassassin user prefs

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Mon Jul 7 10:39:01 EDT 2003

On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, B. Tolka wrote:

> I want to give my users the ability to control their own whitelists. I
> do not want to create any users accounts.  I would also like to keep the
> database statements away from the filter, (seems a little too
> inefficient).

Why do you say a database would be inefficient?  Based on our tests,
SpamAssassin is far and away the performance bottleneck.  Even the
time spent doing 10-15 PostgreSQL queries per message is statistical
noise compared to a SpamAssassin scan.  And I expect MySQL to be about
as efficient as PostgreSQL (though probably not as the load

Don't fall into the trap of assuming that filesystem operations are
faster than database operations.  They can be, but they often aren't.

> I have considered Canit, but seems a little much for what I need.

Well, why not evaluate it and see? :-)



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