OT: Statistics of an MTA (backend)
ecasarero at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 19:59:13 IST 2011
2011/4/14 Stephen Swaney <steve at fsl.com>
> On Apr 14, 2011, at 12:58 PM, Eduardo Casarero wrote:
> > 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!
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> This is a little like asking “how much is a car?” but below are the numbers
> I use for a quick preliminary initial estimate for a site.
> And my term “Emails” as used below refers to the number of messages that
> would need to be processed by MailScanner after an agressive rejection
> policy using DNSBLs at the incoming MTA level.
> Users 1,000
> Emails / User 30
> Email / Day 30,000
> Emails / Hour 1,250
> Emails / Hour (Peak) 2,500
> Emails / Hour (Off Peak) 625
> And these can vary a LOT depending on the site. But I believe they make a
> reasonable starting point.,
> Steve Swaney
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Thanks Steve this was exactly the thing a was asking for, i know that this
changes a lot depending on the business or the type of customer, but it is a
really good starting point.
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