IMAP Books

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Fri Jul 1 12:39:48 MDT 2005


dovecot. Not UW for all the reasons Corey gave, and not Courier because
it's just not as cool as dovecot. Seriously, I've done the survey of
IMAP servers and dovecot is the first one to even try to look like its
developers weren't insane.

On Fri,  1 Jul 2005 at 12:28 -0600, Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 12:08 -0600, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 11:02 -0600, Corey Edwards wrote:
> > > I have that book and can't say I'd really recommend it. It covers
> > > Cyrus and UW IMAP servers neither of which I use. The clients it
> > > discusses are horribly out of date.
> > 
> > What server do you use?
> 
> Courier.
> 
> > Why?
> 
> UW IMAP has no run time configuration which is just looney, and I didn't
> want to use mbox. Instead, I prefer to use maildir which Courier does. 
> 
> Courier also supports POP3 and IMAP with and without SSL support. The
> authdaemon can use all sorts of authentication backends, such as PAM,
> LDAP, and MySQL. I chose to use Exim rather than Courier MTA, though. I
> do lament that I can't use Sieve filtering scripts, but procmail works
> well enough.
> 
> Corey
> 



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