[CentOS] Dovecot Sending Slow down

Thu Jul 27 05:48:40 UTC 2006
John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com>

I moved a hundred or so additional hosting accounts to one of my centos 
4 servers. It was doing great before with like 50 accounts.

Anyway, since doing this sending email has slowed a lot. I have not done 
anything with the default settings in dovecot beyond the basics of what 
services and such at the top.. Server loads are running under 1. Disk IO 
is generally under 10%, ram no problem with no real swap used. I'm 
running dovecot in conjunction with sendmail.

Anybody have any ideas about what appears to be slow authentication... 
basically the mail client takes 5 to 15 seconds to connect and send. And 
this is from within the network. I suspect it is about the same from the 

John Hinton