Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use

Eric Crist mnslinky at
Thu Dec 13 10:46:18 PST 2007

On Dec 13, 2007, at 12:36 PM, Daniel Bye wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 09:40:50AM -0700, Andrew Falanga wrote:
>> sounds like everyone is sold on dovecot.  Great!.  I've a few  
>> questions.  I
>> went and looked it up on and found the main web  
>> site.  Can
>> anyone explain to me what problems they have with mail clients  
>> attaching?
>> See .  This shows some interesting  
>> problems
>> and I'd like to know if everyone using dovecot sees these problems.
> I use mutt, which works without problems. I have also used
> Thunderbird with it, as does my business partner, and spotted no  
> issues
> there either.
>> Second, how do programs like dovecot manage users?  Does each user  
>> of the
>> e-mail system need to be a user of the FreeBSD system (installed  
>> locally)?
> As Gerard said, dovecot can handle virtual users. There are several  
> ways
> to do this - probably the most scalable will be SQL and LDAP, although
> you can use passwd-file as well. There's some good documentation on  
> the
> web site, particularly
> Dan

Sorry if this has been suggested, I'm coming in to the conversation  
late.  There is a very detailed how-to on on setting  
up a Postfix server with dovecot and mysql.  They even walk you  
through setting up spam filtering and anti-virus.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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