qmail pop3d very slow response
Posted on 2004-10-21
I have installed a new Redhat Enterprise load on a dual p3 Xeon 1ghz with 1 mb ram (rambus) and it runs really well. I installed Qmail with vpopmail, squirrelmail, qmailadmin, etc. The installation was done as per Qmailrocks.org. Very informative procedural walk through. Ok, so here is the problem I am having: I can send mail via smtp out to the world just fine (until we get our mx record changed over a lot of providers like hotmail, etc think it is junk), but pop3 takes forever to login. If I do a telnet to locahost port 110, it takes a long time, if I connect from a lan host, it takes a long time. I can get messages when it eventually does log in, but it is unacceptably slow. To let you know, squirrelmail works perfectly, and is quite fast, but pop3 clients will time out or prompt for longer times.
If any of you could help me on this please, I need to get it resolved ASAP and have placed a point value on this question to reflect my urgency.
Let me know what info you need, and I'll post it.