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Re: ISP setup

Hi Craig and others,

I would just like to follow up that dovecot/postfix (using Maildir for
robustness) combo seems to be the best I have found so far.. my only
wish is that it had a "qmailadmin" style virtual domain web admin
console to give end users, one day I will sit down and try to write

On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 08:32 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:55:01AM -0500, charlie derr wrote:
> > > 1. don't use uw-imapd. ever. it's garbage. if you want a pop/imap
> > > daemon that supports both mbox and Maildir (as well as both SSL
> > > encrypted and unencrypted connections), then use Dovecot. Courier's
> > > OK too if you just need Maildir support, but i prefer Dovecot.
> >
> > Craig, Would your answer be different if the goal was to only support
> > SSL-encrypted pop/imap connections? (no unencrypted traffic)
> nope.  don't use uw-imapd.  ever.  it's garbage.
> encryption is a separate issue.  encrypted POP/IMAP connections are,
> obviously, safer than unencrypted.
> encryption of connections is important even within your own network - if
> one machine is compromised (or if someone of dubious ethics has access
> to the network - disgruntled employee, dodgy contractor, whatever), a
> sniffer can gather passwords from within your network. 
> for example, this is why you should never use unencrypted telnet logins,
> only ssh or ssl-telnet, even within your own LAN.
> craig
> -- 
> craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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