Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at
Wed Dec 12 12:51:42 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 01:31:11PM -0700, Andrew Falanga wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on setting up a server for both WWW and e-mail.  We're using
> apache 2.2 w/PHP support (for phpWebSite) and for e-mail I'd like to stay
> with sendmail for the MTA, but I've not used any servers that will allow for
> POP and IMAP.  What in the ports would be good suggestions from those here
> who've used them?

dovecot is excellent - easy setup, stable and reliable, provides IMAP
and POP support and works well with e.g. squirrelmail. It's not as full
featured as the Cyrus or courier IMAP servers, but if you don't need
shared mailboxes etc, it's definitely worth a look.


Daniel Bye
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