Documentation of big "mail systems"?

Erik at erik at
Wed Oct 13 00:31:05 PDT 2004

maybe you should contact this matt at man, he build huge systems
as well..

On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 23:20, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> I'm currently writing a proposal for a webmail service for, say, 50
> 000 to 500 000 users. I'm looking for description of existing "big
> mail" systems, using technologies like scalemail
> (, specially with an emphasis on the
> storage subsystem for the servers (my weak point, I don't really have
> enough experience with SAN, NAS, and so on).
> Of course, with a FreeBSD (and free software) bias :-)
> I do not need general advice (such as "Postfix rules, Exim sucks" or
> "Maildirs are faster") but actual description of existing and running
> systems. Googling seems inefficient for that purpose and I presume
> that many interesting papers are only in closed and paying conference
> proceedings :-(
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