Dividing webmail and mail service - has someone tried?
Question asked by Webio - April 7, 2017 at 2:33 AM
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Hello,
I'm wondering. Does someone tried to divide webmail with web services and SM service to different systems? Current webmail (15.x, after quick seatch I don't see anything similar in 16.x) has param in web.config:
    <add key="MailServiceAddress" value="127.0.0.1"/>
Has someone tried to move MRS Webmail application to different server and change this param?
 
Thanks

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Paul Blank Replied
This sounds like a good idea. From the reports I've been reading, SM 16.x currently has some speed problems.
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Webio Replied
I'm looking to have divided as much as possible. I'm using incoming and outgoing gateways (SPAM and AV scanning). I would also love to have some kind of SMTP server functionality which would be synchronised with main server which would allow divide POP/IMAP and SMTP services between systems. This would allow to handle more users on main server and maybe allow sending emails when main server would be down for some reason (users would have to be cached when main server is down).
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Matt Petty Replied
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We were experiencing CPU/Memory problems on the front-end (browser). These issues should mostly be fixed in the update we did Friday. The backend should remain mostly the same with a heavy optimization to saving and loading of calendars, I believe this optimization will be put into 15 when we release a minor.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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If your doing it so you can get more domains and users on a server, then there is benefit especially doing gateways and spam work on remote servers. I would avoid putting the web interface on a separate server unless there are really good reasons because we benefit from doing local requests (over localhost) and not having to go over a Network.
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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We have known there was some high cpu and memory leaks in the web interface throughout the BETA. But, it is important to wait until your code isn't being heavily to profile and optimize. We have started this process on both the front-end and back-end. April 7th release has a lot of those improvements but this week will really be the final touches as we start to remove all debug code and deliver Release Candidates!
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Webio Replied
IMHO it all depends how many users are using webmail vs users connecting to SMTP. I didn't used "MailServiceAddress" from SM 15.x but does SM 16.x allows dividing webmail from mailservice?
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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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Yes. But the web interface load of SM 16.x is much smaller than SM 15.x Previously, we would render EVERY page on the server and then send it to the customer. Now, SM 16.x runs more like an application in the browser ... only making calls to the server for data. Most of the processing is done on the browser (sorting etc.) and reduces the overhead on the server even more. Again, there are many ways to distribute a SM server with gateways etc... which have many benefits like changing IP's if they are blocked etc. Moving the web interface should be the last option because your benefits are minimal and become even less beneficial in SM16.x since most of the processing is on users browser. Hope this helps,
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Webio Replied
Ok. For now I can't even don't know when I'm gona use 16.x. I would love to but first I need to translate whole interface. I'm waiting for green light for translating json file.

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