[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:
>> http://www.dbmail.org/
>> 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" 
>> stories?
>> 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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