Thanks, everyone, for the advice.

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 4:52 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: RES: e-mail servers


The only thing we have found is the Linux version gets fixes and new stuff a
bit faster than the native i version does, otherwise there is next to no
difference. A client we know uses the same software and sends out many
thousands of emails a day without any issue at all.

Due to the architecture of the product, I would guess a WinDohs version
would be "sluggish"........

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 4/6/2011 3:54 PM, Rubens wrote:

For years we use Communigate Pro on iSeries, it's amazingly better
than the native OS/400 SMTP server.

All our mail applications are based on it. On their website there's a
free version to try on different platforms.

Yesterday I've sent an e-mail to 6,000 adresses, in 10 minutes about
5,500 were received.

Some numbers to think about:
Speed: Up to 10 mails/second
Average Day: Some 15,000 mails: 5,000 in + 10,000 out

PS: Jim, any big difference between running it natively or on Linux?
We've did some experiments on small Windows Servers, but it did well
only with very small loads.



-----Mensagem original-----
Em nome de Thomas Garvey
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 6 de abril de 2011 16:37
Para: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Assunto: e-mail servers

Hi, everyone,

Some advice, please. I know this is off subject for this discussion
group, but...

What e-mail servers can you recommend, and what are the hardware and
software requirements?

We have a System i application that creates e-mails and using the
System i e-mail server just isn't cutting it in response time. It can
sometimes takes 10 minutes to get it to forward an e-mail. The same
application running on a different System i with a separate e-mail
server (i.e. NOT using the System i e-mail server) SEEMS to just
scream. IT takes seconds for a created e-mail to arrive at its

Any advice?

Tom Garvey
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