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Old 03-07-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Which imap server ?

Hello all,

I am building an email server on centos with postfix, clamav, spamassassin and squirrlmail.

My question is what imap server should i use uw-imap, cyrus or devocot ?

I believe that uw-imap used to be the default imap for redhat however, I think its nolonger a default package or its been replaced with devocot?

Old 03-07-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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dovecot should be fine as an imap server. It supports SSL, which is one of the things that I was very concerned with.
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Dovecot should also work out of the box (unless you want something like SSL as per Wells)
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My impression is that both Cyrus and UW are more tailored for enterprises, while Dovecot (even though it can support large installations) is a better choice for a individual since it tries to be simple to setup and admin.

You might find useful.
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Thank you so much for all the replies.

One last question: does anyone have a how to or instructions on how to setup 2 mail servers, the first one checks for spam, virus and does email blocklist then sends all filtered emails to the second server.

I have a product from TrendMicro called IMSS which i would like to install it on the first server then send all clean emails to our second server which is our main email server.

have anyone designed anything like that - any suggestions will be appreciated



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