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From Jim McLachlan <>
Subject Re: Problem with massive log files
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:35:26 GMT

	Well, I have an application that sends out around 400 to 500 e-mails per day, 
but other than that, there are about a dozen or so personal e-mail accounts.

	That should be < 20,000 per month.

	I just hived off the last 1,000,000 lines of the current mail.log file for a 
quick check.  The messages cover the 6 minute period:

	Apr 4 23:24:26 to 23:30:40

	The text "info: spamd: processing message" appears in that 162,761 times.

	Kind regards.


On 05/04/17 00:24, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> On 4/4/2017 7:06 PM, Jim McLachlan wrote:
>>     It looks like my mail.* logs are rotated weekly. I'll change that so
>> they're rotated daily.  That will certainly help, but I'm sure it would be
>> good for the disk and CPU if I can reduce the amount of data being logged.
> Well, how many emails are you processing because I process a million or so a
> month and my logs are much MUCH smaller with MORE logging enabled?
> I'm just wondering if you process a stuff load of email and your logs represent
> that mail volume.  I didn't see anything under the "too much logging" category
> in the log sample.
> Regards,

James R. McLachlan PGDCCI(Open)
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