When did a simple mail server on Linux get so bloated?!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by darkmonk, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. darkmonk

    darkmonk Regular Member

    Nov 21, 2007
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    I've been setting up my new VPS and decided to configure a postfix mail server. I really just need it for one email account on the domain. Holy crap! This thing eats up almost all of my RAM between postfix, amivisd, etc. it is insanity.

    I just turned it off. It would be nice to have but can't a basic mail server run in say 128mb ram. Its one mailbox.

    Freakin wasted a ton of time just on that too. That is the one thing I forgot about Linux, it is nothing but a huge time sink. Simple things turn into giant fishing expeditions / package dependency problems / etc.

    All I'm trying to setup is a web server to host wordpress on main domain, video platform on subdomain, and a mailbox.