[svlug] imap servers that support mbox

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Fri Nov 21 17:11:05 PST 2003


On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 16:05:23 -0800 
Rick Schultz <bloodyvikings at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 06:16:48PM -0500, J C Lawrence wrote:

>> Cyrus uses a variation on MH folders for the mail spool: one file per
>> message, file contents are plain text.  This makes the mail spool
>> very easy to browse using something like `mc`.  Recommended.

> Who owns these spool directories?  The user, or imapd's user?  (i.e.,
> easy to browse for whom?).

cyrus.mail

>>> Is anyone using any imap servers that they like which support mbox?

>> mbox scales so poorly I gave up on it years ago.

> Yeah, I'm slowly getting the impression most everyone has.

With good reason.

> Can Cyrus be set up to allow any type of passwordless authentication
> (be it via ssh keys, trusted host lists, or whatever) ?  

Cyrus authenticates via SASL.  

  http://asg.web.cmu.edu/sasl/

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J C Lawrence
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