[Mimedefang] mail server performence declain

Rob MacGregor rob.macgregor at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 12:09:07 EDT 2005

On 19/09/05, ms at interspace.net <ms at interspace.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I got a new debian serge 3.1 installed on a server with intel xeon 2.40GHz & 1Gb
> mem.
> I got sendmail 8.13.4 + mimedefang 2.51 + sa 3.0.3 + perl 5.8.4.
> ever since i install mimedefang the delivery of mail got very slow!
> if i use an asp form to send mail it take too long.

How long?  What was it like before, what is it like now?

(And, any reason you went with an old version of EVERYTHING?  Sendmail
8.13.5 is out, as is MD 2.53, SpamAssassin 3.1.0 and Perl 5.8.7)

> i also notice it filter both incoming and outgoing mail, when my intension were
> to scan only incoming mail.

Unless you've configured it differently (and you don't say how you've
configured it) it scans all mail.

> How do i test latancy??

Check your mail log.  Look for the line containing "delay=".

> how can i minimize scan time?

Disable network tests.

> and avoid scanning outbound mail??

Details (and to disabling network tests) can be found in the list archive.

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Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he 
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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