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I have a working (quite well actually) setup of postfix. However... I am wanting to add squirrelmail to my system and it requires IMAP. So I am looking into Courier IMAP which says it uses the maildir format rather than the older, less versatile mbox. However, it also says that POSTFIX has adopted the use of maildir.
Is there something I need to edit in my config files to make postfix use the maildir setup?
More along these lines... How does qmail differ (both in features and in difficulty administering/setup) from Postfix? I know about the maildir/mbox thing, but anything else? Would it be worth switching over to if I have a working Postfix system?
I appreciate any and all information related to this that anyone provides. I pretty much am a "mail" retard. I was able to setup Postfix through reading the README and a lot of luck. So please, if you can, be elaborate in your replies.
Hey, I am setting up a mail server myself and I have the same question as you, well sort of. Qmail or Postfix? Now for my REAL question. Can you use POSTFIX as an email realy agaent?
Purpose: pop3 email accouts on outside server, email client(s) on internal (behind firewall2), I dont want to forward mail through the firewall. I want the firewall/proxy to get the email so I can then just connect with the internal clients to the firewall/proxy to get the emails....
MasterC - you can use the uw-imap server which is pretty standard on most distros and the postfix you are currently using to get squirrelmail setup. The only reason I could see to install Courier-IMAP would be if you want to enable virtual mail users or want to use ~/maildir instead of the unix mbox for incoming mail.
qmail and postfix are pretty comparable in features. Difficulty of setup is probably similar. I have used qmail for a few years and find it pretty efficient and capable. A couple of good places to look are
Just myself, and thanks for the response! I've decided to try out different webmail interfaces, and give a go on other imap things. I'm learning quite a bit lately about mail programs, DNS and the whole nine yards.
From the looks of things, here's what I'll probably end up with in the end:
fetchmail (working on it) Open WebMail (Still in idea stage)
Along with my current projects of Postnuke and PhPbb and eventually registering a domain.
Ah yes, gotta love it when project ideas start blooming