If you don't expect much load, you can use even an old 486 as a mail server,
even with some antispam capabilities (if you can live with a delay of some
seconds). To note that all the mail of the Computer Science School of the
UPC in barcelona used to live in a 486dx66 with 128mb ram between 1994-1999,
when it was swaped for a PII-350.
On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Kevin Philp <lists at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
> Frank Murphy (Frankly3D) wrote:
>>>>> Would this do as mail server:
> The link didn't work for me so maybe you need to post some more details.
>> However in terms of machine spec's you probably don't need anything
> sophisticated for a mail server. I run two mail servers - one runs from a
> five year old machine and the other runs on an even older K6-450 with 256M
> RAM. The five year old machine happily runs the mail server and several
> other server jobs for an office with up to 10 people. So unless you are
> planning shifting thousands of messages a day you should be OK. You are more
> likely to find your internet connection to be the bottleneck if you have
> heavy usage on your mail server.
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