[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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