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From: Wietse Venema (wietseporcupine.org)
Date: Mon Sep 21 2009 - 07:14:00 CDT
> This isn't strictly a postfix topic, but this is the best place I know
> to find clever people :-)
> I'm trying to find a script (sh,bash, perl) that will create a vast
> number (100K?) of test emails and store in maildir format.
> I'm trying to test my postfix/dovecot installation to find some of its
> limits - ie what happens with a 100K of emails and a POP3 client.
> I guess I need to randomize the size of the mails, the subject, body to
> help create a more realistic test, but something very crude and simple
> would be a interesting point to start with (might be interesting to run
> this vs.Mbox)
> Does any have anything I could use, or any pointers? (i'm not much of a
> coder but willing to give it a go)
You could use an existing mbox-to-maildir tool to split a bunch of
mbox files. For example, files with mailing list traffic.
Weekly mailing list archives in mbox format are made available at
the links called "Archive", then write a script that automatically
sucks in a bunch of those files). I am sure there are other sites