A very simplified scheme of how policyd-weight can reduce CPU, MEM and bandwidth-usage on a mailer.
Keep in mind, that this won't work for POP3 (fetchmail and others) users.

receiving scheme 1 Fig. 1
The usual setup
 
receiving scheme 2 Fig. 2
Setup with policyd-weight

The SMTPD asks the policy daemon at RCPT TO stage and waits for the result. The result is cached with a IP/Sender key to minimize DNS lookups in the policy daemon itself with a lifetime of postfix' $max_idle/ $max_use or $transport_time_limit.
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