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Re: A SpamAssassin-Enabled POP3 Proxy

by FoncÚ (Scribe)
on Aug 27, 2002 at 21:08 UTC ( [id://193280] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A SpamAssassin-Enabled POP3 Proxy

So, tell me...what kind of lag time are we looking at here? I can't run this right now to test, so I wondered if you had and checked that out.

Just terminally curious. (-:


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Re: Re: A SpamAssassin-Enabled POP3 Proxy
by McD (Chaplain) on Aug 27, 2002 at 22:58 UTC
    Very little - the proxy seems to add fractional seconds per message (see the logs while it's running) but it might "feel" slower in your mail client due to the batched-then-dumped nature of things. The proxy buffers up the whole message, then the client gets it all at once, rather than trickling in. You might see jumpy progress bars as a result sometimes.

    One of the biggest lag problems with a SpamAssassin scan happens when SA spins off into the weeds on truly large messages. This may be an acceptable delay in a store-and-forward chain, but in a real time network proxy it's fatal. Pop3Proxy works around that (like many SA apps) by declining to scan messages over a certain size - 250K by default, but it's configurable.

    See the discussion on the manpage for more on that.