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modify mailserver to "sort" outgoing mail?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by baidarkabob, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. baidarkabob

    baidarkabob Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2003
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    I am helping a local village setup internet access. It is about a 20 person userbase we are working with. We will be using a Starband model 480 satellite modem with enduser connection via a wireless network. It is a pretty low budget affair ~ 5,000 dollars. The main problem with the Starband level of service is that it is not full duplex - sending and receiving cannot occur at the same time - and upload speeds are pretty darn slow. So, problems can arise when, say, a user sends an email with a 5 megabyte attachment. The upload can take ten minutes! and during that time simple page requests from othe users will be slowed to a crawl.

    In order to get around this situation we are imagining setting up a server to manage outgoing email, FTP and HTTP. For example, we would like to somehow "sort" outgoing emails so that those above a size threshold(e.g. 200kb) are routed to an alternate cue for sending during the wee hours. How does one go about achieving something like this?

    Advice would be appreciated.

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