[ILUG] IMAP server
bradyn at maths.tcd.ie
Thu Jun 27 12:17:14 IST 2002
brief, in a hurry!
On Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:12:19 BST, Matthew French said:
>1. An auto-reply facility: There is no standard IMAP way to do this, but my
IMP might be able to do that, as far as I remember! You might need
recent CVS though...
>2. They want MIMEsweeper, but only so that they can reject .exe, .bat, and
>all the other usual suspects. Am I correct that procmail can do this?
Yup. A google search should turn up some scripts...
>3. They want a spam filter. I am not sure what they have been told, but I
>that SpamAssasin fits the role. Unfortunately I have never used it, so I
Easy peasy... very nice piece of software, and there's a PHP/SQL
thingy for controlling it now...
>4. They want a facility to access IMAP mail from home. My thinking is IMAP
Webmail? Saves you the hassle...
>5. They might want to impose quotas. I have never had to use Linux
>filesystem quotas, and my problem is that it looks fairly complicated to
>administer. Again, a web front end should help... The alternative is to have
>a cron-job run nightly and check the size of the mailbox and mail warnings
Has to be done in the background, but you might be able to put something
Hopefully you'll be using a different IMAP server, so won't have to do
it the nasty way he did ;-)
>I would also like to be able to archive old mails (say > 3 months) and
>automatically clear out messages marked for deletion. Are there toolkits
>available that would let me script these tasks?
Could be added as a maintenance task to IMP?
>Does anyone know of a generic web frontend for using and administering
>common IMAP servers, such as the UW and Cyrus varieties. A webmail frontend
>would also be a useful selling point.
For a webmail frontend, Horde/IMP is probably the best you can go for
>And of course there is the religious issue: which IMAP server? :) UW is
>simple to set up but I don't know if it will support 40+ users? Cyrus is
>more complicated to administer and I have had problems with Courier that
>were small but put me off trying it further. There is also a product called
>DBMail (http://www.dbmail.org) which looks like an interesting possibility -
>it uses MySQL as the message store.
cyrus or courier imap might be a reasonable alternative...
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