[Techtalk] imap server
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Wed Mar 24 20:20:43 EST 2004
On Wednesday 24 March 2004 14:58, jennyw wrote:
> A project I've been keeping my eye on is Dovecot. It's relatively new
> (hasn't reached 1.0 yet), but it sounds great, especially for those of
> us who keep a lot of messages in a folder (I often have more than 30,000
> messages in a folder). It was written by the same person who wrote
It is installed imap server on the latest version of Mitel's Managed
Application Server (aka SME aka E-Smith). Until a week or so ago it was
still seriously buggy an could not handle deleting more than about 100
messages at a time. (Due to the use of qmail, the admin account gets
hundreds of bounced message each day.) This seems to have been fixed in
recent update to SME, but I am not sure if the fix is in the official
I have also tested BincImap, and at the time it was *extremely* slow. It may
have improved since then. (I was migrating my personal mail archive - it
took a few hours with Courier and Cyrus, but IIRC it took Binc well over
Jen has mentioned UW-imap. There used to be a patch to get it to support
maildirs, but the patch is no longer maintained.
There is also DBmail, which stores all the mail in either MySQL or PostgreSQL.
Could be worth having a look at in certain situations.
Oh, and yes, I can recommend Courier. I run it on my desktop (SuSE) box at
home so I can change mail clients easily. I forgot. :0
I can provide step by step instructions on how to set up Cyrus on Debian
(Woody with a backport, or Sarge) working with Postfix. I'll put it up as a
howto on my website at some point.
Canberra, Australia (UTC +11 hrs)
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