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Re: Only running network tests when necessary - feature request

From: Henrik K <hege_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 30 2010 - 07:05:39 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 02:23:00AM -0400, Darxus@ChaosReigns.com wrote:
> On 10/30, Michael Parker wrote:
> > > I'd like to see spamassassin only run network tests when they might
> > > affect the outcome.
> >
> > Why?
>
> To reduce the network load on my server which is one of the hosts of the
> DNSWL.org list?
>
> > Assuming a reasonably fast connection network checks are basically free.
>
> That seems weird.
>
> But the total amount of bandwidth and processing time saved on the
> internet from not running unnecessary tests on every instance of
> spamassassin seems worth doing.
>
> Why not?

It's nice that you are requesting a feature without any single proof that it
would be generally useful. It would only make things in all ways much more
complex, create additional delays, hinder log analyzing etc. What if there
are lots of metas involving DNS rules or shortcircuits etc? It would become
a big mess.

This is just a different variation of the age old question that pops up here
now and then. No one has yet showed it would have enough merits to
implement.