How to Adjust vs Threads (Advanced)

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Gwava's vs threads (scan threads) are configured in your MTA startup file (typically located in sys:\system on NetWare systems).  Your MTA startup file usually will be a variation of your domain name with a .MTA extension.  If you open this file with a text editor, you should see several switches at the bottom of the file that all begin with /vs.  These are your GWAVA startup switches.  In order to changes your threads, you'll want to changes the value of the /vsthread.  By default, your MTA startup file should look something like this at the bottom:

;========================== END OF FILE ===============================


The default setting is 16 threads.  This setting will work fine for a majority of customers.  Changes to this value should be done in small increments.  If 16 threads isn't keeping up, then try 20 for a day.

After saving your changes, GWAVA and your MTA will need to be shut down and restarted.  Thread changes may or may not be noticeable right away.  Be patient.

Important:  vs threads should never be increased to more than 32, unless specifically directed to do so by GWAVA Technical Support

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase article ID 299.