[CentOS] anyone using DBMail?
James A. Peltier
jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca
Sat Nov 3 00:34:00 UTC 2007
Florin Andrei wrote:
> I am currently using Cyrus IMAPd, and been using it for a long time, the
> main reason being that I want an IMAP server with nice server-side
> filtering, which Cyrus provides via Sieve. Given that Sieve is
> integrated with Squirrelmail, all is good.
> Or is it?
> Cyrus IMAPd is powerful, but it's a complete mess to upgrade, either
> when upgrading the software per se, or when upgrading the whole OS.
> There are just too many "moving parts", complicated by the fact that it
> interacts with SELinux. And so on.
> So I'm kind of starting to hate it.
> But recently Freshmeat reminded me of DBMail:
> And today I noticed that DBMail uses Sieve. Very nice!
> Now, storing email in a database might be a controversial idea. I can
> definitely see at the same time some advantages, but also some
> disadvantages. However, for an IMAP server that essentially is used only
> by two people, I don't think the database per se can be a problem.
> So, what I'm asking is:
> Anybody here using DBMail? Any success stories? Horror stories? "Meh"
> If I do end up using it, most likely I'll use ver 2.2.5 (available in
> the EPEL repo) with CentOS 5, probably with a MySQL backend (but I'm not
> sure yet, SQLite might be another option).
I used it quite some time ago, and it did work rather well. The most
difficult time I had was getting the mail server integration working
right. I suspect that it's probably come a long way since I used it (2
years now) and when I did use it it really gave me no problems.
A good web/other interface for administration would have been very
useful, but what was there at the time was utter crap.
James A. Peltier
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