Large imap server.

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Tue Feb 7 16:26:44 PST 2006

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006, Albert Shih wrote:
>Hi all
>I search some advice for large imap server.
>For me large is : 1000 users with 1 Go mails for each users. And every
>users check by imap/pop those mail every 2 or 3 minutes.
>What's the «best» imap server ? Cyrus Imap or Courier-Imap ? (please this
>is not a troll).

I prefer Courier-imap because it uses Maildir storage while Cyrus
uses something similar in that it stores each message in a file,
but Cyrus also maintains index files which can get corrupted.

We have several systems running courier-imap with 6000+ mailboxes
on a single server without problems.

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