[svlug] imap servers that support mbox
steffl at bigfoot.com
Wed Nov 19 15:01:14 PST 2003
Rick Schultz wrote:
> Well, I've given up on uw-imapd. (It appears its configurability is all
> compile-time, and it's not doing what I want. If I'm going to go to
> that much trouble, I figure I might as well shop around.) Of the other
> options I've heard good things about, none of them seem to support good
> ol' mbox.
> Now, most of the clients I use support imap, but I still like to be able
> to search through the local spool with `less $MAIL' when I have to, and
> I don't really want to muck with my MTA configuration (actually, I do,
> but that's another post entirely).
> Is anyone using any imap servers that they like which support mbox?
well, not what you want but here it goesanyway: get rid of mbox
requirement. if it's on your box you can still do text search one way or
another (as far as I know, you can with cyrus which stores emails in
when you are using imap server to manage to file repository where you
mail is but deliver emails using independent system that works with
files directly there is no way to avoid conflict (as far as I can tell),
you can only hope that they will play nice together.
IMO it's much better to do it the way cyrus does it - MTA uses lmtp
to deliver email to cyrus. Cyrus is the only one who manages the
repository (mail files).
cyrus works fairly well but it's pretty hard to configure
(authentification) and debug cofiguration (it has fairly good docs and
helpful mailing list).
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