On Jun 05 2005, Steve Lamb wrote:
I'd say go with UW's IMAP server.
I'd say go with UW's IMAP server *only* if your computer isn't facing the
Internet -- it has a bad security track history and many people don't trust
as far as I can tell there is none. Either it works or it doesn't. :D
Same thing with Courier. There are some things that can be configured, but
the defaults are sane, especially those employed by the Debian packaged
Just to be fair, though, Courier's reputation is *not* that good also
(hint: see what "Binc IMAP" means and you'll get it), but it works fine.
I hope to find some time to evaluate the many IMAP servers side-by-side and
create a good report of my experiences.
Anyway, that is what I use here. UW for IMAP, squirrel for web based,
mutt for local when I really need it, Thunderbird through IMAP 99.9% of
Here I agree with the method for flexibility of reading e-mail.
Not only Thunderbird, but other MUAs, independently of what platform you're
confined to use. That's the beauty of IMAP, IMVHO.