[Spambayes] Has anyone benchmarked performance?

Eric Robibaro robibaro at robibaro.com
Mon Feb 24 16:37:50 EST 2003

Errr what about mailscanner, doesn't the batching effect speed it up some?

--On February 24, 2003 21:41 +0000 Matt Sergeant 
<msergeant at startechgroup.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> I'm curious to know if anyone had done any comparative performance tests.
>> Here at Northwestern, the folks who administer the mail servers have done
>> some experimenting with SpamAssassin (versions and configuration unknown
>> to me) and have, at times, been disappointed in its performance.  I know
>> for my own little installation in the Mojam environment I found
>> Spambayes to be substantially faster at classifying messages than SA,
>> though this was just a seat-of-the-pants observation.
>> It's been awhile since I used SA.  About the time I switched someone
>> there was playing with generating fast scanners using lex, so SA
>> performance may have improved dramatically since I last looked at it.
> No, spamassassin is still slow. It probably always will be. I looked into
> various ways to speed it up, but came up short.
> If it's speed you're after, bayes is definitely faster (unless you're
> using CRM114 ;-)
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