> I often hear of the un-scalability of sendmail and especially
> the combination of sendmail and majordomo. What I wonder is what
> is the impact on a modest departmental computer that receives
> (sometimes) up to 200 messages per day, 90% of which are for one
> particularly rabid sports fan.
Our mail server is a modest machine (a sparcstation 2). It supports
about 1200 users, forty or so mailing lists (some with hundreds of
members), and it runs a NNTP server as well as handling local mailbox
access via NFS and POP. Last time I checked, it was handling over
17,000 messages per day. It gets a little bit slow from time to time,
but it continues to do its job.
So I'm inclined to think that 200 messages per day isn't very much.