Mail-Only Plesk server
Like DNS only c* servers, Plesk can provide a Mail-Only - Plesk Server. This will help all those who like to distribute server services' load across multiple servers. I'm aware that one can simply install the whole plesk in a separate server and run just mail service alone.
We don’t have plans for mail-only Plesk now, but we remain open to new ideas. Please everyone continue to vote if you support this request.
That should be a really great idea for security and performance ! + 1
Any update? Division/separation is important because it is not good, e.g. IP addresses are blocked, the whole server is no longer callable.
I describe some difficulties when centralized solution, are importante points for better control:
- Possible to customize the e-mail storage path, like example storage is an iSCSI-based storage where point of mount is /data or any name;
- In this form of mount is possible add 02 server for dovecot (imap, pop) in high availability with MariaDB in Cluster as example something http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=OX_HE_Tutorial_100K;
- Other solution sample, add relay servers for postfix.
We do consider splitting services and enabling high availability eventually. But discounted mail-only Plesk server doesn't seem fitting our plans.
However we remain open to the proposal - I will reformat the initial request so that others can support if they have similar need
Thank you for the reply, however I feel like I didn't pass the request properly. AFAIK, Plesk automation is for infrastructure level management of multiple server and the scope of Plesk automation is different. You do provide HA for storage, but that wouldn't be sufficient for high availability (in an HA scenario, how one should configure the second server with Plesk ?). The request is not focused on pushing HA to Plesk mainstream, but for a simple Plesk server with only mail management function.
Please disregard if you don't understand anything from the above statement.
Richard Hassall commented
To create a mail only Plesk server
Mail only subscriptions (No web hosting) with multiple domains currently only have the 'Add New Domain Alias' option, so all created mailboxes are done so under the main domain. It is not possible to create individual mailboxes for the additional domains.