ms Exchange alternative (Dovecot)

Frank Shute frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Fri Jan 30 02:46:39 GMT 2004


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 05:13:15PM -0000, Mark Stewart wrote:
>
> I'm using uw-imapd + sendmail at home and get about 500 - 1000 mails
> a day - collecting these from outlook using IMAP is very sluggish
> and takes about 5 mins.
> 
> I am running a p133 32 ram mailserver though :)
> 
> I have never used dovecot - i'll do a quick install from the ports
> this week and see how it compares ... however I think most admins
> use uw-imapd !

Maybe a greater part of the slowness problem is Sendmail. I ran Qmail
on a 486 with < 8 Mb & there were no slowness problems. BTW, Qmail is
still on the same release it was some 5 yrs ago hence it hasn't
suffered from bloat since. I don't know if the same can be said of
Sendmail.

FYI:

$ top -b 100 | grep qmail

110 qmails     2   0   952K   268K select   0:01  0.00%  0.00% qmail-send
117 qmaill    -6   0   904K   336K piperd   0:00  0.00%  0.00% splogger
118 root       2   0   904K   188K select   0:00  0.00%  0.00% qmail-lspawn
120 qmailq    -6   0   892K   304K piperd   0:00  0.00%  0.00% qmail-clean
111 qmaild     2   0   924K     0K accept   0:00  0.00%  0.00% <tcpserver>
119 qmailr     2   0   904K     0K select   0:00  0.00%  0.00% <qmail-rspawn>

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