[Mimedefang] Problem using ClamAV

Mișu Moldovan dumol at gnome.org
Tue Feb 21 12:45:21 EST 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 17:24, Matt Garretson
<mattg at assembly.state.ny.us> wrote:
> On 2/18/2012 10:23 AM, Mișu Moldovan wrote:
>> And in that setup it was SpamAssassin doing all the heavy lifting,
>> which resulted in +90% of the incoming mail being rejected before
>> reaching the ClamAV filter. In the end I have disabled AV scanning
> Funny... on my system it's the exact opposite.  Scans with clamd are
> basically free, and spamassassin is the cpu hog.  As a result, every
> single message goes through clam first. [snip]

I didn't say SpamAssassin used less resources than ClamAV, just that
it was more reliable even though spam filtering kicked in before AV
filtering in our setup. The ClamAV daemon, although automatically
restarted in case of a crash, still hanged occasionally or crashed
repeatedly, both requiring manual intervention.


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