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Re: IMAP server
Simon Peres wrote:
> I am looking for an IMAP server for OpenBSD 3.0. I've been searching in
> Google and only found Cyrus. Can someone help me?
Look in /usr/ports/mail. You'll find imap-uw and courier, but not Cyrus.
Cyrus and UW are covered in the O'Reilly IMAP book, if that's of
interest. Courier is for maildir-format mailboxes only (qmail,
optionally postfix, maybe others. Not sendmail.)
UW is a breeze to install and use, but isn't particularly fast or
configurable. For small sites it's fine, but tends to bog down on
enormous mailboxes of the sort senior management especially seem to
I've not delved into the UW code but I think the consensus is that it's
not great. Also it uses the system password file, which is a bit of a
disaster waiting to happen.
I've only used courier for a little while, but it looked good. maildir
is a good thing, and courier supports nice IMAP features like proper
folders (e.g. a folder can contain both mails and other folders.) If you
use maildir anyway it's a fair choice.