[SATLUG] Best POP3 server?

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Wed Apr 2 10:51:58 CDT 2008


Quoting "Daniel J. Givens" <daniel at rugmonster.org>:

> David Salisbury wrote:
>> What POP3 server would people on the list recommend to replace   
>> gnu-pop3d?  I've been using gnu-pop3d forever, and it now seems   
>> that many services / clients require "UIDL" capability on the POP3   
>> server level, and gnu-pop3d apparently doesn't support it.  I'm   
>> just wondering what any/everyone would recommend as a good,   
>> similarly-solid replacement?  Or is there a trusted place that has   
>> a UIDL-capable version?  This seems like it might be promising..
>>
>> http://www.jth.net/virtual.html
>>
>> Anyway, if anyone has any insight, that would be great!
>> David
>
> I suggest you look into Dovecot. I can't give really convincing,
> technical reasons for liking Dovecot other than it being fairly
> featureful, very flexible, and fairly easy to work with. As for keeping
> the UIDLs in tact, take a look at the following link to see if there
> are any applicable instructions:
>
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/Migration
>
> I would consider Dovecot ready for primetime. After all, it is now the
> default POP3/IMAP server in RHEL5.
>

I'll throw my weight behind dovecot as well. It's really easy. Works  
really well. Supports mbox or maildir. it's really fast.

It's the best one out there, IMHO.

-- 
David Kowis
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