LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
Posted Feb 5, 2011 0:17 UTC (Sat) by dskoll
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And spam filtering of email content is frequently done with spamassassin -- written in Perl.
Indeed so. We use Perl (including SpamAssassin) to filter our mail.
In terms of memory size, SpamAssassin on our system is about 70MB per instance vs. about 9MB for Sendmail. (To be fair, we use a lot of other Perl modules apart from SpamAssasssin in our filter.) And when it comes to performance, SpamAssassin is so slow relative to Sendmail that Sendmail becomes completely negligible. Bolting anything in Perl onto Sendmail is like towing a five-ton truck with a motorcycle. :)
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