Moving Postfix Mailboxes to MySQL

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by carlosinfl, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. carlosinfl

    carlosinfl New Member

    I have always seen some people indicate they use MySQL for mailboxes in Postfix and I wondered how difficult something like this would be? I have 300 users on my company Postfix server right now. I am just using Postfix, Dovecot (IMAP4 only), & Roundcube (Webmail). I have MySQL loaded on the machine that runs Postfix but only to manage the database for Roundcube. Do you think that 300+ users is recommended for a MySQL database for mailboxes?

    Secondly, how difficult is it to configure this? Right now everyone user has a home directory and a mailbox in their private home folder. Is it hard to configure Postfix & Dovecot to use MySQL mailboxes? Just looking for some suggestions since I couldn't find a log of info via Google.
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

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