[Esa-l] Doing mail filtering in Sendmail itself

Mark A. Hershberger mah at everybody.org
Tue May 1 15:51:37 PDT 2001

Brett Glass <brett at lariat.org> writes:

> At 10:30 AM 5/1/2001, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
> >While perusing CPAN today, I came across the following module:
> >
> >    Sendmail::Milter - Interface to sendmail's Mail Filter API
> >
> >Apparently, using this module, you can embed mail filters into
> >the sendmail process itself 
> Nope. A "Milter" filter runs as a separate process and
> communicates with Sendmail via sockets. It does slow Sendmail
> down quite a bit, even on a fast machine.

Good to know -- thanks.

But, wouldn't the overhead of socket-based communication be less
than the overhead of forking procmail for each message?

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