OT - Scalable email server solution needed

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Sat Apr 8 06:22:08 UTC 2006

Postfix + Cyrus IMAPd ... Cyrus IMAPd has built-in virtual domain support 
... only solution I've used for almost 10 years now ...

On Sat, 8 Apr 2006, Duane Whitty wrote:

> Hi,
> My appologies in advance for the OT post.
> This probably more appropriately belongs on ISP@ but
> there doesn't seem to be much traffic there.
> To the point:  I'm about to provide hosting services,
> including but not limited to email, to a few local
> business.  Right now I have Sendmail configured
> and I was about to install Courier-IMAP.  My
> concern is future scalability.  I'm not sure sendmail
> is the right back-end MTA.  Right now Sendmail
> and Procmail will work fine I believe with the addition
> of an IMAP server.  But what about later on?
> I was looking at DBmail but I'm not sure just how
> much activity that project has so I'm a little leary,
> but perhaps that's unjustified?  So now
> I'm considering Exim or POSFIX.  The Sun Java
> Communications Server looks appealing but unless
> I misunderstood I don't have anywhere near the
> bankroll for that yet and it doesn't look like a good
> fit for a start-up operation anyhow.
> I like that POPular port and the way it uses proxies etc.,
> but it doesn't seem to support IMAP.
> Is there anyone on the list who might be serving many
> business customers each with many users who would
> be willing to share their insights or opinions on this?
> From my past experiences, transitioning from a low volume
> solution to a high volume solution, regardless of the application
> domain, is usually best solved by making the right choice in
> the beginning.  It would seem like an important marketing
> tool as well.
> If I am way of base here or missing something really
> important I'd appreciate the heads-up.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Sincerely,
> Duane
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Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
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