[SATLUG] Help needed setting up a mail server
brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Nov 29 17:55:41 CST 2007
On 11/29/07, Henry Pugsley wrote:
> Maildir is the better format.
It really depends on your application and what you're trying to do.
Myself, I much prefer Cyrus over either mbox or Maildir.
> mbox can cause problems if you keep
> messages on the server and let it get too large. I don't think there
> are any IMAP servers that support mbox for storage either.
UW-IMAP supports 7th-edition mbox as well as many other different
mailbox formats, although the preferred mailbox format is "mbx",
which is a minor variation on 7-th edition mbox.
> Personally I like a combination of postfix and
> courier-imap/courier-pop. If you throw MySQL into the mix with
> postfixadmin then you have a really quick virtual mail system that
> does not require system users for mail.
If you're going to look at Courier, then I'd encourage you to also
look at Dovecot. Courier-IMAP is kind of a bastardization, with the
IMAP server portion ripped out of the main Courier mail system (which
also included an MTA, LDA, and many other components). Dovecot is a
newer and I think better-maintained package than Courier-IMAP, but
you should look at them both before you make your decision.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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