On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 03:07:34PM +0100, Michael Megan mentioned:
>> What is the general strategy for implementing email on a multi-machine site
> such that email access is transparent to the user using standard email clients
> (such as elm, pine, mutt etc.)
>> The network I'm envisioning would involve nfs mounted home directories. The
> idea would be for a user to log into any of the workstations and transparently
> access their email.
Bad boy. Depending on your setup, I'd have to recommend a nice big NFS
server, like a netapp, storing mail boxes for a number of IMAP servers,
where their IPs are round robined to do rudimentary load balancing.
Using Qmail/PostFix (because they use Maildir, which is really good over
NFS) as the MDA, and CourierIMAP as the IMAP server (though UW-IMAP can be
patched to read Maildir, I've had huge problems with it & outlook).
IMAP is so much better than direct NFS access to them, from mail clients.
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