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Re: [SLE] IMAP HowTo (was re: POP Mail HOWTO?)
  • From: Michael James <Michael.James@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 12:02:15 +1000
  • Message-id: <200607261202.16272.Michael.James@xxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 04:15 am, Sandy Drobic wrote:
> John Andersen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 25 July 2006 00:04, Sandy Drobic wrote:
> >> Some days ago I decided to configure some pop accounts
> >> (only used imap before) and ran into the /dev/random problem.
> >> I was lazy and simply set "allowapop:0" in /etc/imapd.conf.
> >> This is still Suse 9.2, do you know if
> >> the problem still persists in Suse 10.x?

I'm a convert to dovecot for pop3, pop3s, imap, and imaps.
It exists as an RPM for all SuSEs since 9.2.
For 10.0 and 10.1 you may have to get it
from an install repository, I couldn't find it on the DVDs.
Take a look at the config file /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
everything you want, simply presented.
The developer is on the ball too.

> > Don't know. I had to use Cyrus on a SLES 9 Server for a customer
> > but I can't justify the pain for my local 10.1 machine.
> >
> > I'm tolerating postfix, but if it gives me any more lip I'm going
> > back to sendmail. My general opinion is that Postfix set out to
> > solve all the problems of sendmail and created a whole new set
> > of problems in the process.
Too right!

I had to set up sendmail for a university,
using an M4 generated
that then had to be hand-tweaked.
I'm NEVER going back there again.

So I too tolerate postfix,
but I do miss the sendmail test commands
that give you the ability to ask questions like,
"If was the configuration file,
what would happen to this email?"
The postfix lists get all snotty when asked about this,
and lecture about security. Sounds suspiciously
like that kind of security that's so secure,
no-one, not even the administrator,
is allowed to know what's going on.

Would exim be any better? Don't know.

Dovecot IS better though...

my $.02,

Michael James michael.james@xxxxxxxx
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