Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Thu Dec 13 21:05:25 PST 2007
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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Rob
> Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:42 AM
> To: Andrew Falanga
> Cc: FreeBSD Questions
> Subject: Re: Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use
> Andrew Falanga wrote:
> > sounds like everyone is sold on dovecot. Great!. I've a few
> questions. ....
> > anyone explain to me what problems they have with mail clients
> > See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Clients . This shows some
> interesting problems
> The developer is very adamant about writing dovecot strictly to
> the letter of the IMAP specification. He's also discovered many
> of the popular clients have bugs, and are unable to work (or at
> least have issues) with an IMAP server that goes purely by the rules.
> He refused to "break" his software to work around bugs on the
> client side, but ultimately compromised by writing in
> work-arounds that you can enable in the config file. You can
> enable them all if you like.
Which is a really dumb attitude since the dovecot developer was
not the author of the IMAP standard and probably was in diapers
when the standard was first written:
And in addition, who can use a server that no client can connect to?
So there are a lot of mail clients that have IMAP bugs. So what?
What is important? Users being able to manipulate mail on the
server with their client of choice, or a server that is almost
impossible to connect to?
Consider also that the majority of webinterfaces to mailservers
are written using the uw-c-client imap libraries. So you go ahead
and install dovecot - then watch when you install a webinterface
the port manager sucking in the uw imap stuff anyway. Might as
well run the uw imap server if your going to run the uw libraries.
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