Pyzor Errors


I am getting this error in maillog:

May 2 10:31:24 www spamd[12910]: pyzor: [23474] error: TERMINATED, signal 15 (000f)

Which I suspect is caused by a timeout error.

I have seen suggestions to lengthen the value of:


to something (20 sec) longer than the default (3.5 sec).

Any suggestions for me on this issue?

Thanks much,


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Howdy -- well, I haven't run into that particular problem before... did you have any luck setting "pyzor_timeout" though?

Like yourself, I see some posts online who suggested increasing the pyzor_timeout setting. That sounds like a great thing to try. I might suggest setting it to 30 seconds if you haven't tried that yet, and then see if that helps.

Hi Eric,

I have not found how to modify the setting.

I found this:

perldoc Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Pyzor

which does say the default tieout is 3.5 seconds, but it doesn't say where the setting is used.

Any suggestions?



p.s. When I just hit 'Reply' to, the message bounced:

Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual alias table

p.s. When I just hit 'Reply' to, the message bounced

Yeah, it's unfortunately not possible to respond to the email notifications.

I have not found how to modify the setting.

What I would do is edit this file:


And add this to the end of that file:

pyzor_timeout 30

Once you do that, restart SpamAssassin with this command:

/etc/init.d/spamassassin restart

Seems to be working. Thanks!

I also just found out that you can also set this using Webmin:

Webmin -> SpamAssassin Mail Filter -> Miscellaneous User Options -> Pyzor request timeout in seconds

Thanks for the solution!