[ILUG] imap question
lbedford at lbedford.org
Thu Nov 14 16:03:06 GMT 2002
On Thu, 2002-11-14 at 15:52, bryan hunt wrote:
> Hello all,
> A small question of opinion .... In my company I am in the process of building
> a couple of linux servers. How many is my own choice, along with the services
> that will run on them.
> We have a mail server running on one of the windoze boxes, however it is only
> a crappy pop3 thing. I want to set up a mail server that will have exchange
> type abilities ie mail is stored on it rather than in your mua (email
> So I have looked at IMAP, the imap that comes with Mandrake 9 ( which rocks )
> does not support nested folders, the reason for this I discovered is that
> postfix stores the email in a mailfile format rather than a maildir format in
> /var/spool/mail ...
> So if I want to provide a useful service I'm going to have to ditch postfix
> and instead get qmail, is this true ?
Probably... Maildir is a qmail invention AFAIK. qmail is a nicely
secure mail server anyway.
> Is anyone else running an IMAP Linux server what combinations are working
> well for you people ?
> Is IMAP worth it ? Or should I stick to POP3 ?
Depends on what you want to do.. I used the IMAP server that came with
redhat 6.2, and it worked fine for me. Even though there were some
annoying bugs in Outlook (change folder before Outlook has finished
reading the current one, and it would crash).
leaving POP3 mail on the server is a bad idea, as it gets copied around,
and if the person has left a couple of hundred megs around, it's all
going all over the place. (At least for the /var/spool/mail and qpopper
Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
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