[Mimedefang] Message size limits to pass to SA

Dirk Mueller dmuell at gmx.net
Mon Nov 17 19:08:13 EST 2003

On Monday 17 November 2003 19:38, David F. Skoll wrote:

> SA has non-linear time complexity, something like O(N^2) in my
> experience.  A 1MB file will take ages to scan and likely cause
> timeouts and many other problems.
> I've never seen a spam more than 30kB, unless it was spam in an image,
> and SA wouldn't catch that anyway.

Well, newer Spamassassins strip binary attachments before starting to scan, so 
a 5MB pdf attachment will still not slow the scanning down significantly. 

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