Few general questions about Mailscanner

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US
Mon Dec 15 22:02:40 GMT 2003

I'm catching mail for around 300-400 users on a 500 mhz box w/512 mb RAM.
Has yet to break a sweat.  What you have is way overkill.  Nothing to worry
about at all...

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Administrator, Mail
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jason Williams [mailto:jwilliams at COURTESYMORTGAGE.COM]
>Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 12:49 PM
>Subject: Few general questions about Mailscanner
>Hello everyone. Im new to the list as well as Mailscanner.
>A friend of mine told me that I might be interested in using
>for our company email. After reading a few of the docs on the
>site, I have
>to say, I am very interested about the possiblity of using
>mailscanner for
>our mail gateway.
>I do have just a few questions that I was hoping to ask here
>and get some
>If I do use mailscanner, it will be running on FreeBSD 4.9. I see it is
>already built into the ports tree and has the latest version.
>(Ports make
>life so easy. :) )
>Anyway, the server it would be running on has the following specs:
>PIII 1ghz
>2gig RAM
>2 18gig SCSI drives
>We have about 40 users at the moment, and that will most likely grow to
>60-80 in a year or so.
>With that in mind, what type of specs are required by
>Mailscanner? Is it
>CPU or resource intensive? I would imagine, putting on a virus
>scanner of
>some sort would require a higher amount of resource usage. I'd
>also like to
>check out spamassassin as well.
>Just wanted to get some ideas of the performance I could
>expect on a system
>like this. (I would guess that we receive around 1,000-3,000
>emails a day)
>Also, anyone care to share a partion scheme? I always like
>talking about
>Thanks for the help.

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