Looking for advise regarding MTA/IMAP/POP server
mail at leander-damme.com
Fri Feb 15 14:03:20 UTC 2008
I do not have any experience with SurgeMail.
Recently I used imapsync (http://www.freshports.org/mail/imapsync/)
to migrate about 250 mailboxes from courier imap to dovecot.
I wrote a little perl skript to fetch the login credentials from MySQL
and then sync each mailbox.
Can´t say much about performance or scalability, but I have read of
people migrating/syncing about 20k+ mailboxes with it.
> I've been trying to find the time to install a Postfix/Cyrus-IMAP
> for a year now. I currently have one Postfix/Courier-IMAP server
> I like Postfix. Courier does it's job but I don't particularly care
> for it. I have another Sendmail/IMAP-UW server where I don't *like*
> anything but can get along with Sendmail. IMAP-UW is, well, IMAP-UW.
> The biggest issue is the migration of the data from three existing
> servers. In the interests of just getting it done, I've been
> looking at
> commercial alternatives.
> I've run across SurgeMail by NetWin which is only $670 for the
> license level that we would need. Their Anti-Virus add on license is
> slightly more expensive, but I already have a cluster of Barracuda
> Networks Spam Firewall boxes sitting out in front. NetWin has been
> around a while and they claim to have an auto-migration feature.
> Unfortunately, they don't seem to have a high opinion of FreeBSD 4
> through 6 for server processes such as their's which use both forking
> and threads.
> So, I'm looking for other ISP's experiences with SurgeMail, preferably
> on FreeBSD, or similar type packages that make migration simple. We
> have around 8,000 e-mail accounts and have about a little under 200
> How do you like the logs for finding out which of your users is
> with the mass-mailing virus of the week, or being able to tell the
> customer that the message they claim is lost on the server was
> at blah blah time and the customer's work computer, with IP address
> blither, deleted the message from the server at blah blah time.
> One of our existing mail servers, which came from an acquisition, has
> lots of logs but it is almost impossible to follow a message
> through the system.
> Scott Lambert KC5MLE Unix
> lambert at lambertfam.org
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