[Dovecot] Ongoing performance issues with 2.0.x

David Ford david at blue-labs.org
Fri Nov 5 15:18:50 EET 2010

On 11/05/10 08:56, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> I'm only scanning directories that haven't been scanned for a long time
> (I cannot scan all the boxes in one night). Main purpose is to remove
> freshly detected viruses/spam that wasn't in the patterns at delivery
> time.
> The benefit is somewhat limited; one might argue it doesn't make much
> sense.

I'm curious what would show up new in mailboxes other than drafts and sent items.  on my networks, AV and anti-spam hooks are via sendmail/milter and get called for all smtp regardless of direction which means an infected desktop won't be able to transmit spam.

thus, running a nightly scan on mailboxes after delivery means the above - save the draft/sent mailboxes, the benefit is zero and it's only going to drive up the load.


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