[CentOS] Which imapd?

Aleksandar Milivojevic alex at milivojevic.org
Mon Oct 24 17:37:35 UTC 2005

Quoting jean-sebastien Hubert <security at air-austral.com>:

> Just use google; you will see that Cyrus is hard to make it run correctly.

It's an urban legend that got a life of its own.  Boooo, it's Cyrus,
complicated.  Doesn't have much ground in reality.  Most of those people don't
know about the concept of separate MTA and LDA (sendmail *never* writes 
mail to
mailboxes, and doesn't have the clue what format your mailboxes are stored on
the disk).  And they don't have a clue about bunch of other stuff too.  For
them, it would be equally hard to configure anything else that:

a) doesn't store mailboxes in pre-historic mailbox format in /var/mail (or
/var/spool/mail, depending on OS version)
b) doesn't use (or at least doesn't need to use) system accounts for

Cyrus is very easy to configure.  But you need to know few (very) basic 
how mail delivery works.  And frankly, somebody who calls himself system
administrator of an mail server *must* know that stuff.

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