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Re: Mail Servers

On Mon, 18 Mar 2002 19:12, Jason Lim wrote:
> > > 1 What is the max user limit that woody + exim will support
> >
> > It's WAY above 500. :-)
> It also seriously depends on what the hardware is. I think a 486/33 might
> have a bit of trouble coping with 500 (or lets say 200-300) simultaneous
> and concurrent users trying to check their email at the beginning of the
> work day.

That depends on how many messages are waiting, whether the users leave mail 
on the server, and whether they use mbox storage.

If users leave mail on the server in mbox format, and they are emailing 
around Word files etc then a new P3 machine with 1G of RAM and a RAID setup 
of fast hard drives will have big problems.

If the users do only plain-ascii mail with no big attachments, don't leave 
their mail on the server, have a fast connection to the server, and Maildir 
is used then 500 people logging on in a period of 10 minutes should work on a 
486-33 with 64M of RAM.

If you send email to me or to a mailing list that I use which has >4 lines
of legalistic junk at the end then you are specifically authorizing me to do
whatever I wish with the message and all other messages from your domain, by
posting the message you agree that your long legalistic sig is void.

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