It's not SpamAssassin, I think -- sounds like load problems. I've had
great results switching from sendmail to postfix, which can at least queue
the inbound mail instead of refusing connections...
John A. Kinsella writes:
> I'm running Gutsy Gibbon - have my work email sent directly via
> sendmail/smtp to my mail spool dir.
>> All well until this morning when I started getting phonecalls that emails
> to me were bouncing.
>> What is wierd is that I get a burst of say 20-40 rejected messages
> Apr 8 22:21:46 jkcray sm-msp-queue: m38LK1wX022055: to=postmaster,
> delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=38873,
> [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
> in /var/log/mail.log every few minutes.
>> Between these bursts I can send and receive email but not during them.
> Googling suggests that spamassassin might be the culprit?
>> I've tried editing sendmail.mc and rebuilding sendmail.cf with larger
> value for the "throttle" settings but that didnt help.
>> Needless to say I had not changed any system setting in last 7 days but a
> central ul mail server did go down last night - though the net admins say
> it is not relevant.
>> Suggestions very welcome.
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