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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Mail Server recomendations?

if I was setting up a Mail server on a Win 2000 machine, what do you think the recommended or minimum specifications I should use if someone is sending 5-6 thousand emails through it everyday?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 12:07 PM
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I setup exim in linux in about 20 minutes for Umax, it recieved and sent about that load daily for almost 6 months with no flaws/reboots.

Not to downsize MS, but you'll have to take yours down to do updates when they come out ( you know they will ), plus the time it takes to install those updates and security fixes. What would really suck is if you dont get to it in time when the next 'issue' comes out

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I agree with Abecx that MS makes a bad mail platform. Mail servers, especially busy ones, shouldnt have any downtime, and every little update for M$ requires a reboot. Linux works really well, you just have to restart the mail service which takes about 3 seconds.

I use Exim as well but with pop3 and a MySQL backend since I host alot of different domains and it makes it really easy to maintain. My email server hasnt been rebooted in like 9 months.

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