Server slow down issues - top command help look into

fearmydesign

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Hi everyone! One of my servers has been running extremely slow today. I just ran the 'top' command to see where most process comsumption is coming from and this is what I noticed;

10% CPU Usage - php
16% CPU Usage - spamd
24% CPU Usage - Mailscanner
22% CPU Usage - rad1md2

I am sure a million things could be the cause, but based on what you see here, what would you recommend I start to look into? Thank you

I just looked under WHM / System Health / Process Manager - and I saw this at the top:

57% CPU Usage MailScanner: checking with SpamAssassin

This can't be good... but where do I go or how do I determine or stop what's causing this?
 
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