this IMAP stuff is kicking my @$$...
david.jenkins at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 15:42:50 PST 2005
Eric F Crist wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have to admit that, despite many years of experience using FreeBSD, I
> am completely lost. I've looked for all the how-to documents, and
> general documentation I can, and I don't find it a whole lot of help.
> Here's what I've got going, and what I hope to achieve.
> First off, I have a running sendmail server with qpopper. Sendmail is
> configured for authentication, and it all uses the system user/pass
> database. I don't currently have SSL/TLS installed, but I've done it
> before, and it's not a huge concern right now.
> What I need is a slightly different setup for my users. As I mentioned
> in an earlier email, I want to install an IMAP server. From what I've
> gleaned from various sources, I need to change from mbox format to
> maildir. Is this correct? Also, I've come to the understanding that
> IMAP uses a totally different internal MTA, and thus a different user
> Can someone point me in the right direction? I've kinda got
> courier-imap installed from ports, but I can't log in. First off, how
> can I configure courier-imap to use the system accounts? If I can get
> this, I can probably work through the SSL/TLS for IMAP, amongst other
> Does anyone have a similar setup they can share their experiences about?
> Eric F Crist "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
> Secure Computing Networks -Homer J Simpson
Not too sure about Courier and system accounts. I may be wrong but I
think it's for virtual users ... I tried it a long time ago and
configured it to use a MySQL database for the user accounts/passwords.
I currently use dovecot (/usr/ports/mail/dovecot). It's very very fast,
and highly stable and secure. It support mbox or Maildir, POP3/IMAP and SSL.
As an example, using standard IMAP with Maildir, I have a few folders
with thousands of emails in and I can view anyone in less than 0.5 seconds.
If you just want to use system accounts then I don't know of a better
all round IMAP server.
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