[Greylist-users] threads

martin dempsey mjd at digitaleveryware.com
Sun Jul 27 14:57:46 PDT 2003

> Well, it's taken longer this time, but last night, relaydelay maxed out
> the threads on mysql again.  I killed relaydelay and then waited until
> it was actually gone, then checked and sure enough, most of the threads
> disappeared, and it's still sitting at 9 with relaydelay running again.

I don't want to start a flame war, but you might try exim + greylisting 
rather than sendmail + greylisting. If your configuration isn't too 
complicated, setup is easy enough even without any exim experience you can 
give it a try and see if you like it. There will be a learning curve since 
the exim config file is very different (but nicer IMO) than sendmails.

Exim handles heavy load pretty well and has config directives that allow you 
to set different behaviors (like queue mail only) when the load level exceeds 
a maximum.

On the other hand, I can't even convince my own brother to switch. Hes got 
something like 20 years experience with sendmail and isn't going to look at 
anything else even if someone holds a gun to his head.

Oh well.

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