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1 user - many spamd processes overloading server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EMS, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. EMS

    EMS BANNED

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    Strange problem.

    Server became unresponsive, after a reboot I logged in and noticed 1 user with multiple spamd processes taking up a large amount of resources. Before the server could become overloaded again I suspended the account and killed the spamd processes - everything is back to normal.

    I've looked at the account, customer has only 4 or 5 messages in total - spam assasin is enabled in their account.

    I'm reluctant to enable their account in cas this happens again. What could be the cause ? Any suggestions on what my options are here ?
     
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    Turned out that the user was sending email between two accounts that had box trapper enabled - the box trapper messages were replying to each other causing a loop.
     
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