Categories Asides Dovecot Post author By Matt Post date October 19, 2004 5 Comments on Dovecot Dovecot, an IMAP server to check out. Hat tip: Jason. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related ← Gallery: 10-19-2004 → WP in Jakarta 5 replies on “Dovecot” It is excellent… since I set it up a couple of months ago, it’s run like a dream. Given that it users Maildirs it makes it really easy to write scripts to process and move files around your folders. I wrote a script that periodically checks a “Train as spam” folder, classifies the message as spam using spamprobe, then files it in the spam folder. I blogged about setting up Dovecot, Exim and Fetchmail here … http://blogs.papercutsoftware.com/matt.doran/archives/2004/08/24/new-mail-server-debian-exim4-dovecot-imap/ What are you currently using, photomatt? I’ve been using UW’s imapd, which has served well enough for the past year. I’m just now growing beyond mbox mailboxes, so I’m looking at Courier IMAP with maildir for the next iteration of my server. Most of the folks on my LUG’s mailing list rave about Courier IMAP. Note this follow-up message to the one linked in Matt Doran’s entry about Dovecot’s speed. I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my MUA, as do most of my users. I’m fairly certain that Thunderbird (and many other “popular” MUAs, as described in the link above) do a great deal of caching. That may obviate a lot of Dovecot’s performance. I like Postfix. Thanks for that Skippy. I’m currently using UW. What I meant to write last time was that I like Postfix and Courier IMAP. I run that with maildirs and it works great. Comments are closed.