Subject: Re: FreeMail with NetBSD
To: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/02/2001 00:28:24
On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 12:23:40AM +0100, Thomas Michael Wanka wrote:
> I know that. The users do not (or at least some). Comming from the MS 
> world they associate a MUA (or even only Outlook) with "the internet 
> mailsystem". They do not realise that when they move mails with one 
> application, that will result in a moved message with another app. It 
> is not a technical problem but the users.

Hum, my users don't have problems understanding this :)

> Given the described environment I guess he will not have many shell 
> accounts. I would suggest using qmail virtual useres, it works well 
> with courier-imap and/or several webmail packages. What kind of 
> machine is recommended for 4000 useres is something I cannot say. A 
> celeron 400 with 64MB ram and an ata disk is enough to serve about 
> 400 (e-mail) users connected with a 700kBit dedicated line (I have no 
> data about total transfer volume, this machine as mail, web and dns 
> server has a total monthly transfervolume of about 5GB that is about 
> 7MB per hour).

This is also higly dependant on how the mails are handled. Using perl to
check mails for viruses increase the load on the server significantly :)

Manuel Bouyer <>