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Old 24th May 2007, 22:23
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Default Mail taking 2+ hours to deliver

my mail server is taking about 2 hours to deliver mail inhouse and to other email users on the net don't know if its related to antivirus/spam filters or what any help would be appreciated Thanks in advance
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Old 24th May 2007, 22:33
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Yesterday i have had the same problem.
the "problem" at my server was, that the virus-scan of the mails took more time than emails arrived. means the server scans 5 mails in 5 minutes, but 10 mails arrived in 5 minutes (not real values...). at the end of yesterday i had 788 mails in the queue (command "mailq" at the terminal to see the queue). and 100% CPU and a lad of 200. the server was dead. after switching the virus-scan off the load is at 2-7. hope this helps
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Old 25th May 2007, 13:40
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To get down the load from antivirus scanning, please have a look at these threads:

http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12864
http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12860

The current clamscan versions (0.90.x) consume much more processing power and memory then the 0.88.x versions.
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