ms Exchange alternative (Dovecot)

Simon Dick simond at irrelevant.org
Thu Jan 29 17:24:16 GMT 2004


uw-imap is known to be slow due to the mbox format, I found my mail sped
up with any imap server using maildir (including courier-imap and
dovecot). It may not race along, but it should help :)

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 17:13, Mark Stewart wrote:
> I'm using uw-imapd + sendmail at home and get about 500 - 1000 mails a day - collecting these from outlook using IMAP is very sluggish and takes about 5 mins.
> 
> I am running a p133 32 ram mailserver though :)
> 
> I have never used dovecot - i'll do a quick install from the ports this week and see how it compares ... however I think most admins use uw-imapd !
> 
> Mark
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org
> [mailto:freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Tom Beard
> Sent: 29 January 2004 14:49
> To: Pete French
> Cc: simond at irrelevant.org; freebsd-users at freebsd-uk.eu.org
> Subject: Re: ms Exchange alternative (Dovecot)
> 
> 
> Pete,
> 
>    What problems did you have with uw-imapd?
> 
> Tom
> 
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Pete French wrote:
> 
> > > 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
> >
> > The problem is a big shell account box into which people login and read mail
> > using whatever command line tool they fancy - but we also want to provide
> > remote imap access to the same set of mailboxes. I had been playing around
> > with uw-imapd at home, buut am not too happy with it really. An
> > alternative would be very interesting, as I havent implemented anything yet.
> >
> > Will go take a look and see what happens...
> >
> > -bat.
> >
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