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Old 04-05-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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CyrusIMAP vs Dovecot


Hello community,

I would like to get some advise from experienced CyrusIMAP and Dovecot server administrators about wich one is rocomended over the other one.

I have successfully installed Postfix with support for MySQL and CyrusSASL. I have set CyrusSASL with the auxprop plugin for MySQL as well, and believe me it was not a piece of cake, I went trough a lot of trouble shooting and madness in front of the screen, but finally I got to telnet my linux box with a succesful user authentication.

I can send and receive mail now (using telnet), I use Maildir to store received mail.

Now is time to decide on a IMAP/POP3 server. I really want to use CyrusIMAP, I wan to keep it consistent due to the fact I am using CyrusSASL (maybe just a little picky); but I have read it does not support Maildir (maybe there is a way to make it to).

In the other hand I have read good things about the Dovecot server; I also considered Courier IMAP, but seems it has poor performance under heavy activity.

I will really apreciate any advise from people that had been on my situation before.

I do this for fun and to learn, and to eventually apply it when need it.

Best regards.

Angel.

P.S. I will be working on setting up TLS on my mail server, but first I have to be done with it, although I will just prefer to use PGP for e-mails.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 05:41 AM   #2
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Cyrus imap is what i would go with, runs on a sealed server has provides high performance.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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I will install Dovecot.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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Datopdog, I hope you don't feel too bad out of all this!

Don't do anythig rash.

Great read.

ROFL
 
Old 04-09-2008, 04:48 AM   #5
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Not all, OSS is about choice.
 
  


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