Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Wed Jul 14 22:52:45 EDT 2004

Dave Stubbs <dave.stubbs at> writes:

> failed to push those messages through bogofilter.  Since it only happens
> during floods like that, I'm wondering if the wordlist database has a
> limit on concurrent accesses.

Bogofilter does not impose an arbitrary limit so it should be somewhere
around 100 to 1000 processes, depending on process and kernel limits
imposed by the operating system (if any).

Are you using a local lock file on your bogofilter line?

Do you have procmail logging that might shed some light?

Do you have error handling? You _must_ add explicit error handling to
.procmailrc else procmail will do as it pleases but not please you.

I'd like to recommend maildrop
which is a lot more robust and doesn't need explicit error handling to
do the right thing, unlike procmail...

Matthias Andree

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