email cluster ?

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Tue Jan 31 21:21:03 PST 2006

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 12:13:25 +0100
Frank Bonnet <f.bonnet at> wrote:

> Hello
> I'm thinking to setup a FreeBSD based load balancing "cluster"
> email hub.
> Actually it is a "all in one" machine that runs 
> SMTP,IMAP,IMAPS,POP3,POP3S,antivirus,antispam,Webmail.
> I would like to split load on several machines
> but have no experience of that kind of architecture.
> Infos, links, very welcome.

Not sure about how to get that working nicely with webmail, but the
rest is simple.

You need to have the storage space exported by nfs to every server
machine. Using maildir helps massively as well. This is truely great
for this sort of enviroments.

I have been happy with qmail+spamcontrol, bincimap, spamassassin,
procmail, and clamassassin at work. It all runs nicely over nfs as

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