Statistics of an MTA (backend)

Neal Morgan Neal at
Thu Apr 14 18:19:50 IST 2011

> From: Eduardo Casarero
> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:58 AM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: OT: Statistics of an MTA (backend)
> Hi, everybody. i am sorry for the OT, but i was wondering if someone can
> share some backend (MTA) statistics. I need to build a test server to
>  store emails and give imap/pop3 (this is already working), but i need
>  some "real-world" info about email flow to big email servers.
> I have this kind of questions for deployments of servers with more than
>  1000 users:

> - How many emails are recieved per day or per hour (bussiest hours)?
> - Average Quota?
>¿Any other relevant data? 
> This is just to get an idea any comment will be appreciated.
> Thanks!

You might want to look into whether the MTA includes examples of graphing statistics via MRTG.  MTA's usually have counters for the information you seek, and often come with an example MRTG config.

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