MS performance as a gateway comments

Alan mailscanner at ELKNET.NET
Mon Nov 8 21:45:35 GMT 2004

On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 19:12:20 -0500, Marco Benton <marco at XSSNET.COM> wrote:

>all this is dependant on how much mail or system resources you have, and
>how fast you want actual mail to be delivered...  before the days of
>spam mail was instantaneous...  now most companies just accept a delay
>due to virus and spam checking...  so a few minute wait is no big deal.
>but i never seen a resource problem and i get 50,000-100,000+ emails a
>day, SA is ususally the bottleneck.

Perhaps, but just to reiterate, now that I've switched to zmailer, I no
longer have any bottle necks nor delays. SA was NOT my bottle neck, I
proved that by seeing it scream through a large backlog just by shutting
down my MTAs back when I was using sendmail or exim. Now that I use
zmailer, SA again screams through my queue WITHOUT having to shut down the
MTAs. And for comparison, I get between 300,00 and 400,000 emails per day.

I'm not on any kind of soapbox here, all I'm doing is posting my
obeservations related to my experience with three different MTAs and their
resource usage in a gateway envirronment. Perhaps it might help someone


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