imap w/cleartext on 5.4-RELEASE

Jonathan Noack noackjr at
Tue May 9 20:17:01 UTC 2006

Mike Jakubik wrote:
> jason wrote:
>> I'm trying to get imap-uw built on 5.4-RELEASE so that it wil allow 
>> plaintext logins.  (All connections will be from localhost so I'm not 
>> concerned with SSL)  But it doesn't want to behave itself.  I've tried 
>> building it this way:
> This belongs more on the ports mailing list, not stable. I don't know 
> why you have this problem, but i would suggest you use dovecot or 
> courier as an imap server instead.

Not to beat an off-topic horse, but...

When I switched from Courier IMAP to Dovecot, I saw a huge increase in 
performance.  Dovecot uses index files that prevent it from having to 
continually scan a mailbox for every request.  For my largest folders 
(30,000+ messages), Dovecot was *at least* an order of magnitude faster.


Jonathan Noack | noackjr at

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