[CentOS] anyone using DBMail?
James A. Peltier
jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca
Sat Nov 3 00:35:18 UTC 2007
James A. Peltier wrote:
> 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.
BTW: PostgreSQL backend.
James A. Peltier
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