Enterprise Mail Setup

Aly Dharshi aly.dharshi at uleth.ca
Thu Mar 27 13:34:01 CST 2003


	What software are you planning to put on this server for mail, pop/imap?

> The new server Im going to setup needs to be able to handle a huge spool.
> ie: 250GB of storage.
> It currently has 140,000 users approx popping and recieving mail via smtp.
> Mail is spooled to /var/spool/mail/x/y/username in a double level hashing
> setup.

	You may have better luck with a Maildir sort of setup, you could prolly 
set it up as /mail/[a-z]/username/Maildir this would work better and you 
can use software such as Exim/Courier Imap/POP to do the trick for you, 
this could be a no sweat operation. Less suceptible to corruption as well.



  Aly S.P Dharshi
  aly.dharshi at uleth.ca
  Student System Administrator/Network Analyst LDAP Project
  Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
  University of Lethbridge

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  that's short enough to be interesting
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