Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Dec 13 20:45:23 PST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Gerard Seibert
> Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:46 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use
> > On December 13, 2007 at 11:40AM Andrew Falanga wrote:
> [ snip ]
> > 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)?
> No, Dovecot can handle virtual users just fine. I use it in
> conjunction with
> Postfix. You might want to read up on how to use virtual users
> with Dovecot
> and Postfix. Both sites offer extensive help and the both of
> their respective
> forums will be glad to assist you.

Keep in mind with the FreeBSD db files for the password files,
the old problems with linear searches of large passwords do not
exist any longer.  There is no benefit to virtualize users on
a FreeBSD mailserver unless your bound and determined to use
modified tools for every bit of management you want to do on the
server - or unless your working with hundreds of thousands of
users and a mailserver cluster.

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