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Re: [Dovecot] Lots of pop3-logins Rodman Frowert Thu Jun 25 09:01:00 2009


Thank you for your reply.  Makes me feel better everything is working
properly and resources aren't being wasted.  Thank you!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jose Celestino" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Rodman Frowert" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Lots of pop3-logins

On Qui, 2009-06-25 at 09:07 -0500, Rodman Frowert wrote:

Doing a "ps aux" on my Slackware box, I have approx 100 PID's of "pop3-login's going on. This is a production mail server, but it is getting VERY low traffic. In fact, only 3 people can "pop3" into it. I've check their e-mail clients, and they are not checking mail any more often than every 5 minutes.

This is a new installation and I've had the server up and running since Sunday. If it matters, I'm using Postfix for the MTA and using the Dovecot SASL library to AUTH SMTP.

Is this a cause for concern?  Why does Dovecot need this many processes?

Because dovecot preforks the *-login processes to speed-up the login.

No need to worry.

-- Jose Celestino
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