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Re: mail system in debian-edu

On Monday 24 May 2010 16:27 Andreas B. Mundt wrote:
> Hi all,
> after testing some more the various mail systems I would like to
> share what I figured out so far:
> Courier:
> Pros:	That's what we use currently.
> Cons:	Does not work currently out of the box with neither lwat in
> 	lenny nor gosa in squeeze.
> 	No extra GOsa integration (but might not be needed).
> 	It looks as if it does not allow kerberos authentication with
> 	gssapi or anything else- a big disadvantage in my opinion as
> 	we should use our kerberos single sign on system.
> Cyrus:
> Pros:	Kerberos authentication with service ticket works (gssapi,
> tested). GOsa integration (needed?)
> Cons:	Why is cyrus 2.3 not in squeeze? Package dying?
> 	No unix-style mailbox.
> I looked now for alternatives which allow Kerberos authentication,
> easy configuration and active upstream/packageing and found: dovecot:
> http://www.dovecot.org/
> >From a first look it looks quite nice, and I will give it a try now.
> Does anybody know more? Any comments, ideas or other valuable input?
> Thanks,
> 	Andi

As I noticed that dovecot is a favorite of a lot of people here, I would 
say that is my favorite too. ;-)

I use it as an IMAP Backend for my family server in combination with 
exim, fetchmail, procmail and spamassassin since years.
As user frontend my family members prefer roundcube as a web frontend 
which suits very well.
Me uses mutt and kmail as a frontend to dovecot in combination with 

Greetings, Jürgen Leibner

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