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Re: Mail server

On Sun, 4 Nov 2001 01:55, James wrote:
> I'm going to be setting up a mail server (Exim + uwimapd + IMP webmail)
> that will serve about 300-500 users.
> There will not be a major amount of traffic being put through it and was
> wondering if anyone had any cost effective hardware recommendations for
> CPU/RAM/HD space?

As someone else already mentioned the hardware requirements vary a lot 
depending on the details of the use.

I know of one site that was using a fully loaded Sun E450 to serve mail for 
<1000 users (LAN connected and mailing MS-Word document attachments around 
all day).

OTOH I've setup small ISP servers with 300 accounts on machines that make a 
P-233 look grunty.

In terms of bang for buck I once ran a university mail server for 27,000 
accounts mostly using POP but also some mutt and elm use.  It ran on a 
machine that was a very old RS/6000 that gave similar performance to my 
Thinkpad on most benchmarks.  Of course that machine didn't perform too well 
until I replaced the mbox stores with Maildir and used hashing for 

http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/     Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/       Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/projects.html Projects I am working on
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/     My home page

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