On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 00:45 -0300, Duane Whitty wrote: > Hi, > > My appologies in advance for the OT post. > This probably more appropriately belongs on ISP@ but > there doesn't seem to be much traffic there. > > To the point: I'm about to provide hosting services, > including but not limited to email, to a few local > business. Right now I have Sendmail configured > and I was about to install Courier-IMAP. My > concern is future scalability. I'm not sure sendmail > is the right back-end MTA. Right now Sendmail > and Procmail will work fine I believe with the addition > of an IMAP server. But what about later on? > > I was looking at DBmail but I'm not sure just how > much activity that project has so I'm a little leary, > but perhaps that's unjustified? So now > I'm considering Exim or POSFIX. The Sun Java > Communications Server looks appealing but unless > I misunderstood I don't have anywhere near the > bankroll for that yet and it doesn't look like a good > fit for a start-up operation anyhow. > > I like that POPular port and the way it uses proxies etc., > but it doesn't seem to support IMAP. > > Is there anyone on the list who might be serving many > business customers each with many users who would > be willing to share their insights or opinions on this? > > From my past experiences, transitioning from a low volume > solution to a high volume solution, regardless of the application > domain, is usually best solved by making the right choice in > the beginning. It would seem like an important marketing > tool as well. > > If I am way of base here or missing something really > important I'd appreciate the heads-up. > > Thanks in advance for any help. > > Sincerely, > > Duane
Duane, Have a look at qmail, It is very scalable and well supported with various sites and mailing lists. Iv'e been using it for well over a year now. Sites: http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ http://www.qmailrocks.org/ http://qmail.jms1.net/ Etc Rob _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"