ms Exchange alternative (Dovecot)

Simon Dick simond at
Thu Jan 29 11:13:26 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 11:10, Pete French wrote:
> > Dovecot uses standard maildir format for storing email, I read email by
> > a combination of mutt against the local maildirs and dovecot via imap
> > and imap knows when to rebuild indexes (it has to for when mail arrives
> > anyway :)
> So will it leave mail in /var/mail/pete and also allow access to ~/mbox without
> shufflingbetween the two all the time (one of the more irritating features
> of uw-imapd!). I might just have to switch if so... (hopefully not loosing
> all the girlfriends email in the process).

It supports both, but I've not tried a mixture, I'm maildir and procmail
only here. If the problem is a POP3 server then it does include it's own
one which you can use which will certainly integrate well

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