[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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