Re: Need help with mail server clustering
Bill Campbell <linux-sxs <at> celestial.com>
2009-02-04 17:18:15 GMT
On Wed, Feb 04, 2009, Yu Meng Chong wrote:
>Happy Chinese New Year! Hope everyone on this list is safe (and still
>safely in their jobs!)
>I need some advice on something -- this is a theoretical question (for
>now), but it has been bothering me for a while because of a problem I have
>been seeing in my little part of the world.
>In this scenario, I need to design a mail infrastructure solution that
>involves several mail servers. Outgoing mail will go through one single
>server. Incoming mail and user mail boxes will be spread over several
>servers (because each user wants extremely large storage, say 100GB) and we
>will be using IMAP. There is just one requirement:
>On user mail clients, they only need to specify one IMAP server (say,
>imap.company.com). The user does not need to know the actual server where
>his/her mailbox resides.
>Are there any write-ups about this kind of scenario that I can read? I have
>not been successful Googling, but it may be that I am not defining my
I have written up descriptions of our implementation of this type of
system, proably to this list.
We have a single MX server handling incoming mail to the cluster, and it
uses postfix, amavisd-new, and clamav only to eliminate virus and phishing
messages before passing them to a cluster of servers for delivery.