Large imap server.

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Wed Feb 8 01:02:26 PST 2006

Albert Shih wrote:
> I search some advice for large imap server.
> For me large is : 1000 users with 1 Go mails for each users. And every
> users check by imap/pop those mail every 2 or 3 minutes.
> What's the «best» imap server ? Cyrus Imap or Courier-Imap ? (please this
> is not a troll).
> Any documentation ?

AFAIK cyrus-imap uses a database backend to store mail and has been 
designed to scale to enterprise systems. The database backend makes 
indexing and mail lookup faster, but I don't think there's any 
difference when it comes to retrieving the actual mail.

Just don't use anything based on mbox file.

Cheers, Erik
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