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30,000+ email accounts

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by dev.null, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. dev.null

    dev.null Well-Known Member

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    I've searched around and haven't come up with anything definative and was hoping someone here could just point me in the right direction, I'm sure this has come up in the past, but my searches aren't coming up with what I'm looking for.

    We have one hosting client that has 30,000+ email accounts that presents us with two problems.

    1. Major problem. It appears since there are so many accounts it takes the server a long time to parse the directory entries to get to the correct account when someone is (a) receiving email or (b) reading their email. This equals more load on the server and over time I'm sure we're going to reach a load limit and lose email. We'd like to implement a solution where the accounts are split accross multiple machines, but how to split (a) the incoming email to it's correct backend email server and (b) the pop3/webmail requests to the correct backend servers. I know I can do (b) webmail by using a reverse proxy, but that still wouldn't handle pop3 or the delivery to the correct server (part a).

    2. Minor problem. When we open the cpanel for the site the script runs off to count the number of email accounts and *hangs*. We've basically had to create links to jump to specific cpanel functions and avoid the main page and the "manage mail accounts" page. This isn't that big of a problem, but is there a way to disable the counter or maybe get it to count once a day and then just display this stored value?
     
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    Are they all on one account?
     
  3. outlaw web

    outlaw web Well-Known Member

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    hmm

    that's one hell of a number of email accounts....:eek:

    i'm not surprised things run a little slow or hang at times.

    OWM
     
  4. dev.null

    dev.null Well-Known Member

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    They are all on one domain if that's what you're asking.
     
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    IPSecureNetwork Well-Known Member

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    i have the same problem

    over 20 k mails are in the mail queue

    all from the same email account nobody@hostname.com


    here is the errors

    Permission denied: cannot create /nonexistent/mail
     
  6. jandafields

    jandafields Well-Known Member

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    That is a TOTALLY unrelated issue! The original issue is that there are 30k DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS, not lots of emails in the queue. You should start a new thread please.
     
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