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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Question MailServer Advise


    Let me know whats need for making ke private email server ?
    between 1000-3000 email account and 500 active email

    Whats your recommendtion for server hardware and MailServer software ?

    Windows or Linux ?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Eta Carinae
    for OS I'd recommend linux - it's a bit safer in terms of virus effects

    as for hardware, you'd have to look at how much emails will be sent out and received. If it's just a few emails an hour, then you could get away with a low end server with a single core processor and just 1gb of ram. But if you plan on sending/receiving thousands of emails every hour, then you'll need something stronger since that many emails can put a good amount of load on the server.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A
    Linux definitely. As for hardware specs a multi core processor will be good but you still need to have more information on the needs of server resources to allow your applications to run effectively. Also when looking for a provider the number of emails and how many you intend to send out might be a bit of an issue. Most companies will require that you have an opt out feature if you intend to send mass emails.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    FreeBSD + Postfix + MySQL + amavisd-new + spamassassin + clamav + Dovecot POP/IMAP + Postfixadmin + (optional + DSPAM)

    As they mentioned above ..the intensity of email will determine you hardware (majority of CPU time is consumed on the scanning part more the MX part) it better to overbuild than under build in this case ..get the best your budget can afford you.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    If you don't want to have the hassle of setting up all of that in separate parts, I'd recommend Icewarp Mail Server. It has flavors both for Windows and Linux and has everything integrated.

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