For Better Server Performance, Outsource E-mail

Since Scott and I moved our e-mail to FastMail1, this server has perked up considerably.

When someone would log into an IMAP account with lots of messages (1000+), the synchronization step was disk heavy and would slow the server to a crawl – taking down web sites at times. This seems to have gone away completely. Knock wood.

We’re still moving to a better box in the next few weeks, but thankfully the sense of “this sucker’s gonna blow any second” has lessened considerably. :)

  1. That link has a referral ID in it for me to get some small credit if you sign up. A FastMail review is coming, and thus far it will be 99% positive. [back]