[MlMt] Looong delays when MailMate talks to SpamSieve

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Mon Sep 24 17:59:23 UTC 2012

On 24 Sep 2012, at 18:19, Torsten Grust wrote:

> is it only me or do people experience very long delays (~ 2 mins)
> when new e-mail arrives in the Inbox and MailMate tries to hand
> over the message to SpamSieve?   During the delay, MailMate is
> unresponsive and shows the spinning Beach Ball of Death.™
> Looking at the SpamSieve Log, it looks like SpamSieve does not
> receive anything from MailMate at all (before the problem occurred,
> I saw entries reporting message classifcation, rule application, 
> etc.).
> Disabling SpamSieve in the MailMate Preferences makes the delays go 
> away.

This is exactly what has been experienced by at least one other user. 
You can see the related ticket here: 

And I have received reports from a couple of other users which could be 
the same problem. It seems to have started a few days ago.

> I'm running SpamSieve 2.9.5 and OS X 10.8.2.  (A downgrade to
> SpamSpieve 2.9.4. didn't appear to help.  The problem might
> occur since the switch to OS X 10.8.2, I cannot tell for sure...)

Ok, so the problem is probably not SpamSieve 2.9.5. Have you tried 
downgrading to MailMate 1.4.2 (r2818)?

I'm not on 10.8.2 myself, but I'll check that out. The ticket I referred 
to above was also related to 10.8.2.

> I have
> defaults write com.freron.MailMate DebugSpamDetection -bool YES
> Where can I see MailMate talking to SpamSieve?

That would be in `/Applications/Utilities/Console.app`.


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