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Old 04-09-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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whats the difference betweencyrus courier?

Could someone tell me what is the difference between cyrus and courier? I am trying to buuld an imap server to serve virtual users and to work with postfix.
Old 04-10-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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You could start here..

Courier IMAP stores mail in Maildir format.
Cyrus IMAP stores all mail in a database.

Dovecot is another more recent popular solution to look at if you want a lightweight IMAP implementation.

I believe configuration complexity in order of Most difficult to setup to Easiest to setup would be as follows.
Cyrus - Most Difficult Config
Courier - Config not bad
Dovecot - Easiest configuration

I've been running Courier IMAP with Postfix for the past 5 years, and I've not had any issues with it. This is the setup I used most recently after a catastrophic hardware failure took out my original mailserver.

If you really want to know the deep down differences between these IMAP servers I would suggest The Book of IMAP


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