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PROBLEM

What type of installation do I need to use for my atmail on-premises setup?

ENVIRONMENT

  • atmail suite
  • atmail mail server

CAUSE

Installation requirement. 

RESOLUTION

atmail supports 3 types of installation for on-premises setups. 

  • Single node server
  • Dual node server
  • Multi-node split services 

What is the atmail suite?

The atmail suite provides a browser-based email client and comprises of the email client and JMAP API.  This can be integrated with atmail DAV to provide contacts and calendar as well.

What is the atmail mail server?

The atmail mail server provides admin users with a GUI to perform many of the admin tasks related to running an email system. 

Some of the functionality provided by the mail server is:

  • the ability to create domains, accounts, sub-domains, and reset passwords.
  • Control settings related to IMAP, POP, and SMTP.
  • Integration of mail server and atmail suite.

SINGLE SERVER

The atmail mail server and atmail suite can both be installed onto the one server.

Accounts

Recommended for small user bases or test servers. 

Recommended User Base: 0 - 10,000 accounts 

Example Network Architecture

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DUAL SERVER

The atmail mail server and atmail suite can be installed on separate nodes. This environment will allow dedicated server resources per atmail service, one server can run IMAP, POP3 and SMTP while a second server runs webmail and DAV.

Accounts

Recommended for medium sized user bases.  

Recommended User Base: 5,000 - 15,000 accounts 

Example Network Architecture

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MULTI-NODE SPLIT SERVICES

The atmail mail server and atmail suite can be installed in a multi-node splitServices environment. The atmail mail server and atmail suite can be installed on multiple separate nodes and other components can be separated out onto their own servers as capacity and performance demands.

Accounts

Recommended for large sized user bases.

Recommended User Base: 15,000+ accounts 

Example Network Architecture

When requiring multi-node split services environment, please contact atmail support to discuss network architecture.

Installation Guides

SINGLE SERVER: Installation Guide

DUAL SERVER: Installation Guide

MULTI-NODE SPLIT SERVICES: Installation Guide

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