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hua 09-24-2011 09:49 AM

Slackware and Dovecot
 
Hi

I am going to use Dovecot for imap and pop3 instead of the default application on Slackware.
Do anybody use it on his production servers (with Slackware)?
What is your experience with it?
What do you think about this combination?

dive 09-24-2011 10:04 AM

I used on my server for a while. Works very good and is more advanced that the stock pop3ad especially if you want/need ssl and a bit more control over users.

roberto967 09-24-2011 12:21 PM

I'm using docevot in production since version 1.2 in conjunction with qmail/vpopmail and I'm fine with it. It's secure, easy to install and well documented. The community is alive and the support is good. In addition, you can easily manage sieve rules to filter your emails if you install dovecot/pigeonhole.

I recently wrote a guide for slackware here http://notes.sagredo.eu/node/28, you may be interested to take a look to it.

Mike_M 09-24-2011 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hua (Post 4481054)
Hi

I am going to use Dovecot for imap and pop3 instead of the default application on Slackware.
Do anybody use it on his production servers (with Slackware)?
What is your experience with it?
What do you think about this combination?

Your questions are vague, so my response will be vague. Both Dovecot and Slackware are well suited for production use. I've deployed both in production environments with positive results.

tuxrules 09-24-2011 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hua (Post 4481054)
Hi

I am going to use Dovecot for imap and pop3 instead of the default application on Slackware.
Do anybody use it on his production servers (with Slackware)?
What is your experience with it?
What do you think about this combination?

I've been using dovecot on Slack since Slackware 12.0 and never had an issue with it.

hua 09-27-2011 01:43 AM

I was using slackbuilds.org for building dovecot. There are different versions available. dovecot-2.0.8 for Slackware 13.1 and 2.0.12 for Slackware 13.37.
It is safe to use the latest version of it - dovecot-2.0.15?

easuter 09-27-2011 04:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hua (Post 4483229)
I was using slackbuilds.org for building dovecot. There are different versions available. dovecot-2.0.8 for Slackware 13.1 and 2.0.12 for Slackware 13.37.
It is safe to use the latest version of it - dovecot-2.0.15?

You probably _should_ use the latest (minor) version if it has security fixes. Check the 2.0.12 to 2.0.15 changelogs to see what's new.

To answer your original question: I administer a Slackware64 13.0 server with Dovecot for pop3/imap + ssl and it has run flawlessly.


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