[Mimedefang] SpamAssassin via mimedefang is slow

Daniel Bourque dbourque at weatherdata.com
Fri Nov 7 11:00:01 EST 2008

I normally test with -D , all network tests like uridnsbl are performed.

It's using the same config and rules dir weather in i run 
/usr/bin/spamassassin or run it via mimedefang.

below is an example of my sa_check() routine against a piece of spam. 
You can see  URIBL_BLACK in the report

[root at mail2 tmp]# time ./myfilter

Spam detection software, running on the system "mail2.weatherdata.com", has
identified this incoming email as possible spam.  The original message
has been attached to this so you can view it (if it isn't spam) or label
similar future email.  If you have any questions, see
the administrator of that system for details.

Content preview:  Studies show that H-G-H absolutely works in almost all 
   for almost anyone. 
   H-G-H regenerates and stimulates cell replacement, thus assisting in 
   repair, brain function and enzyme production. Blood tests for cholesterol
   or liver function will be greatly improved after H-G-H therapy has 
been used
   for as short as a few months. Sinovial fluid is increased in the 
joints and
   is reflected in the easing of joint pain and discomfort. [...]

Content analysis details:   (17.5 points, 6.0 required)

 pts rule name              description
---- ---------------------- 
-0.0 NO_RELAYS              Informational: message was not relayed via SMTP
 0.0 HTML_MESSAGE           BODY: HTML included in message
 1.9 MPART_ALT_DIFF_COUNT   BODY: HTML and text parts are different
 0.6 HTML_IMAGE_RATIO_02    BODY: HTML has a low ratio of text to image area
 2.5 HTML_IMAGE_ONLY_16     BODY: HTML: images with 1200-1600 bytes of words
  10 URIBL_BLACK            URL listed in uribl URIBL blacklist
                            [URIs: synxsports.com]
-0.0 NO_RECEIVED            Informational: message has no Received headers
 0.2 HTML_SHORT_LINK_IMG_2  HTML is very short with a linked image
 2.3 HG_HORMONE             Talks about hormones for human growth

real    0m2.451s
user    0m1.335s
sys     0m0.053s


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