IMAP Server suggestions

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Sat Aug 20 14:24:10 GMT 2005

On 08/20/05 08:00 AM, David Kelly sat at the `puter and typed:
> On Aug 20, 2005, at 6:15 AM, Pat Maddox wrote:
> > I run courier-imap, works really well for me.
> I'm reading this thread because courier-imap works but I'm less than  
> happy with maillog being flooded with:
> Aug 20 07:41:12 Grumpy imapd: Failed to create cache file:  
> maildirwatch (dkelly)
> Aug 20 07:41:12 Grumpy imapd: Error: Input/output error
> Aug 20 07:41:12 Grumpy imapd: Check for proper operation and  
> configuration
> Aug 20 07:41:12 Grumpy imapd: of the File Access Monitor daemon (famd).
> Also MacOS X often has connection problems. Suspect that  
> problem has something to do with mutt modifying my Maildir between  
> connections as once has a good connection it stays  
> good. OTOH procmail delivers to my Maildir INBOX which isn't much  
> different than what I do with mutt.

Never seen these problems.  IIRC, there was a thread about error
messages coming from famd several months ago.  As I understand the
message, it's just a famd config issue, but I don't know for sure.

I use procmail to pipe through SpamAssassin (spamd) and do some other
sorting before delivering to maildirs, but I never have connection
problems (unless I forget to recheck configs after upgrading the
courier auth package).  Of course, I haven't talked my wife into
letting me buy that PowerBook yet . . .

Courier-imap has been running flawlessly for me for around 3 years.  I
understand it can handle several hundreds (or thousands) of times more
load than I can give it.  It's not idiot proof, but running a mail
server really shouldn't be, don't you think?

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