[Dovecot] Question regarding Postfix and Dovecot

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Mon Mar 18 02:02:53 EET 2013

On Mar 17, 2013, at 4:50 PM, Robert Schetterer <rs at sys4.de> wrote:

> Am 17.03.2013 21:12, schrieb Larry Stone:
>> Giving complex answers to simple questions creates the impression that the Dovecot is far more complex than it needs to be.
> "mail" isnt simple in general,

True. But your needs aren't my needs. And while some systems may need a complex solution, not every one does.

My mail server is at home serving four users, all family members. Daily mail volume is in the hundreds. Have I incorporated every high-performance trick I can? Heck, no because I don't need it. My server sits idle most of the day. It would be a waste of my time to optimize it. To the extent I have a bottle-neck, it's the Internet connection (not all that fast but fast enough).

So for now I keep it simple. Can I do something more complex later? Maybe. If I have time, if I think it's worthwhile. Meanwhile, I would never go suggesting that the server environment I have with my four users and hundreds of messages per day is appropriate for an environment with thousands of users and millions of messages per day.
Larry Stone
lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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