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Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

maile server

Dear All
i want version of free mailing servers( as qmail) that can run under linux ,i want information in how to determine the hardware needed for the application depending on number of accounts (comparisons).
BR,
Fadia
fadia.marei
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Alessandro Pilati
Esteemed Contributor

Re: maile server

Fadia,
what kind of Linux are speaking about?

Regards,
Alex
if you don't try, you'll never know if you are able to
Alessandro Pilati
Esteemed Contributor

Re: maile server

Fadia,
Start with this link:

http://www.emailman.com/unix/servers.html
if you don't try, you'll never know if you are able to
Alessandro Pilati
Esteemed Contributor

Re: maile server

(Sendmail) is the easiest to install and configure; the latest version is considered to be secure enough, and has a lot of advanced features.

(PostFix) is simple to install but doesn't provide the advanced features of QMAIL or SENDMAIL.

(Qmail) is considered to be the second most popular MTA,and seems to be very secure. Installation is difficult but once installed needs very few maintenance actions.

(Maildirs)

(Courier) Good IMAP Server

UNSURE mailservers:
(IMP) and (Squirrelmail)


Here it is a Sendmail versus Qmail benchmark:
http://www.benchmarks.dmz.ro/article.php?story=20020711175408345

http://www.benchmarks.dmz.ro/index.php?topic=LinMSB


Here some useful link for you:
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/linux-hn/sendmail.htm

Regards,
Alex
if you don't try, you'll never know if you are able to
Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: maile server

it is redhat Enterprise Linux AS v.4
fadia.marei
Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: maile server

kindly send me any kind of mail servers even if not free,but that can run under Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.
fadia.marei
Alessandro Pilati
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: maile server

Fadia,
at the moment take this other site where you can select various mail server opinions.

http://www.serverwatch.com/stypes/servers/article.php/16181_1578641

Regards,
Alex
if you don't try, you'll never know if you are able to
Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: maile server

Dear Alessandro
thanks very much for your help,i need another information about the hardware needed(statisticts) for installing any kind of these mail servers depending on number of acounts.
fadia.marei
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: maile server

Sendmail can easily handle hundreds of thousands of accounts. As far as performance goes, a sendmail is the leader of the pack, as far as knowledge, securability and other factors.

Any normal server cluster can handle a lot of sendmail users. The important factor is that there is enough memory in /var to handle all the temporary mail traffic and storage.

Other things to think about include access method. Do you want to use imapd, secure imapd, pop, or secure popmail.

Also understand that if this mail server runs any web based sendmail forms they must be secure.

SEP
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Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: maile server

thanks steve ,i know that , but i need statistics to add more support to my idea specially for the Qmail server.
BR
fadia.marei
Alessandro Pilati
Esteemed Contributor

Re: maile server

Fadia,
I'm sorry but I wasn't able to find complete documents about various mail servers test with different hardwares, but only a few articles:

http://www.itwin.com.my/linux/mailserver.html

http://linuxgazette.net/issue56/dennis.html

The primary mail server benchmarks site is

www.benchmark.dmz.ro
but at the moment seems not running...

Sorry,
Alex
if you don't try, you'll never know if you are able to
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: maile server

There may be some case study info here:

http://www.sendmail.org

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/handle-generic-form/103-0412326-3783843?action=next-page&target=web-search/redirect.html&ws_page=&ws_position=3&ws_type=google_regular&url=http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: maile server

i want a step by step documentaion in hoe to nstall Qmail server .kindly your help
fadia.marei
Guru Dutta
Frequent Advisor

Re: maile server

In my opinion send mail is the best bet...check out the following link for information regarding the same.

http://librenix.com/?inode=3823