Thunderbird and Postfix
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Tue Jun 29 21:15:53 PDT 2004
--On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 08:52:47 PM -0700 Jonas Mazakolo
<mazakolo at gmx.net> wrote:
> I find thunderbird to be my favorite email program, but
> unfortunately I have already set up good spam filters through
> postfix/procmail/fetchmail and I wish to keep that. I read that some
> have set up IMAP servers so thunderbird can access it. Is that
> How can I set up a very simple IMAP (which ones? dovecot?
> cyrus? courier?) server? Could someone help or point me to documents
> that tells me how to set it up (a standalone IMAP server with no
> connection to outside internet, just on my box?
Consider the type of mail format you wish. Courier uses Maildir
format, Dovecot uses both mbox or Maildir format, etc...
I am partial to a newer Maildir format type IMAPs server, binc at
It is 1000s of lines of code lighter than the others, very fast, and
works very well. I have it on 5 production boxes currently ... without
problems. It is very easy to set up, and runs well on FreeBSD.
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