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Re: IMAP recommendations



On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Tom Allison wrote:

> I don't need to do kerberos.  I don't know about PAM.  All I'm trying to do
> is create a imap server, maybe pop-ssl, but nothing else.  I've been doing
> this with uw-imapd for a while yet and wanted to move to cyrus on the basis
> of some of the features it offers.  But considering I cant even get the
> authentication working and can't find anything to help explain why any of the
> administration commands don't work makes it a little less than encouraging.
>

Ironic isn't it? IMAP as a concept is great but all the IMAP servers suck
in one way or another.

Well if you're willing to test one more, there's a new kid on the block,
dovecot.  (http://dovecot.procontrol.fi/)

It aims to be secure and efficient.  It supports maildir and mbox,
SSL/TLS, and doesn't need to be recompiled to tweak paths and other
features.  It even has documentation!

I should warn you that it is still beta but for the most part it works
quite well, especially for maildirs.  (i've having one mbox related
problem with my own account at the moment. Oh and it doesn't do  POP3.

Anyway if you want to check it out, there are .debs for woody and
sarge/sid at http://www.braincells.com/open/


-- 
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
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