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Moving email/spam services to another server

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by DBJoshua, May 28, 2008.

  1. DBJoshua

    DBJoshua Active Member

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    Is it possible to move exim/spam assassin to a different server? Emails create the most load usually, and I'm looking at using a dedicated email server (on a ratio of 5-10 cpanel servers for every mail server)


    Is this at all possible, keeping the email automation in cPanel intact?
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    If you're seeking native support, that's something we're working on for cPanel 12.

    However, I'll leave this thread open in case someone has managed to do this manually :).
     
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    The only way ive found you can do it, without messing with cPanel ends up creating backscatter for non-existant addresses so its probably a wise idea not to at this point...
     
  4. brianoz

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    This would be really messy, if only for the fact that it violates the KISS principle of sysadmin. You want to avoid multiple-system dependencies as there are more points at which things can break, just by nature of the interfaces between the machines.

    I'd look at reducing your spam volumes for now. A lot of people are using ASSP to good effect - very low overheads but great spam filtering before it hits exim, so much lower load. If you don't want to go that far you may get good results from RBLs at SMTP time, or a technique like "nolisting" if a domain is getting extreme hits for spam. (If you decide to do the nolisting thing, let me know, I'll share my CSF script that sets them up).
     
  5. miahac

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    I would say the opposite of KISS. Piling every service on one box is the opposite of KISS. Anyway IS CP12 on its way? In beta etc? I was thinking of setting up on cpanel but cannot put mail on a web server.
     
  6. brianoz

    brianoz Well-Known Member

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    Putting all the services on one box is simple, I don't know how else to say it!

    Of course there are advantages to spreading your services out, but simplicity is just not one of them. If you're just getting started I wouldn't go there until you have some more experience.

    ps: why the interest in cp12? does it allow service separation?
     
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    I have been using hsphere for 6 years. You can separate and cluster each service. Some customers are used to cpanel but I do not trust single basketed eggs.
     
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    See DAVEG response above
     
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