[CentOS] Re: dovecot vs Cyrus-Imapd
chrism at imntv.com
Sat Mar 25 01:00:42 UTC 2006
Peter Farrow wrote:
> I have seen some instances where Dovecot stops responding on high end
> I've also seen systems where Cyrus gobbles up resources when mailboxes
> get large, to such an extent it cripples the machine.
> My preference is Dovecot, it is very easy to setup and maintain.
> I might be wrong here but I thought Cyrus has a user base separate to
> the Unix accounts, which is either a PITA or a blessing depending on
> what you want. My experience is this would be a PITA but for 10,000
> users this could be beneficial...
> In each case I would stick with Dovecot...
I'm a sucker for the classics....still running UW IMAP. 8-) A few
weeks ago I had folks review the latest/greatest out there for a
mid-sized company with a few hundred accounts. They came back with
Cyrus. I asked if anyone had looked into dovecot and eyes glazed over.
So I pointed them at Johnny's dovecot/postfix page and asked that they
include that in the mix (we've been using postfix since the 90's) and
after a few hours the group enthusiastically recommended dovecot.
Either dovecot has lots of advantages for our environment...or it's just
close to bonus time. Hopefully, it was the former. 8-) So we'll be
switching over "real soon now."
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