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Spamd killing hell out of my server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BianchiDude, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. BianchiDude

    BianchiDude Well-Known Member
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    Spamd is killing hell out of my server

    Is there a way to get the spamd child processes to start with a high priority value? Or to have them run as nice 19?
     
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    Switch to EDGE or CURRENT, spamd is much more optimized in these builds.
     
  3. BianchiDude

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    I am already running current, and just upgraded the other day.

    Has it been optimized after:
    11.18.3-C23661
     
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    If you are getting that much spam you might want to consider enabling some of the RBLs in the exim configuration editor. These should ward off most of the spam before it hits spamassassin.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that.

    Would you be so kind as to field this question:
    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=78334
     
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    I assume you're also using the new Spam Assasin with the reject on SMTP settings instead of the old "Transport based" I think it was called in WHM? It's a lot more efficient.

    RBLs are good, but be careful of Spamcop - they don't verify the spam reports and list legit servers, whereas Spamhaus seems to be a lot better and zaps vast quantities on our servers at SMTP time. Especially good for catching ADSL lines.

    Trev
     
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    I would like to see better spam control on cpanel servers, why not add some thing like ASSP into cpanel by default ?
     
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