Scaling of imap servers

Ramprasad A.P ram at
Thu Jun 16 09:26:23 EDT 2011

Quoting Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer at>:

> On 2011-06-15 13:33, Ram wrote:
>> We need to create a platform for create a large number of cyrus accounts
>> that can scale indefinitely
>> I could start with just 2k  users  but could have 20x the number of
>> accounts by next year.
>> I was thinking of taking a cloud-based machine at amazon or rackspace
>> and scale hardware vertically  as required.
>> But the problem with rackspace or amazon is they do not offer much
>> storage and cap the total storage that can be used.
> Send all email on free base to amazon? Why should amazon get all your
> emails? If you do not care about security and privacy, you can also use
> googleMail.
>> I would like to know how do you guys do the same
> Have a look at - they have setup a fairly big serverfarm
> with cyrus.
>> Thanks
>> Ram

Using outsourced mail is not possible

The biggest problem is harddisk space
Every user is looking for huge amounts of diskspace even if I need  
20GB per user I cant get so much disk space at affordable cost.

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