[CentOS] Postfix mail server procedure

Sat Nov 12 13:53:42 UTC 2011
Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

On Saturday, November 12, 2011 01:01 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-11-11 at 13:23 +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>>>> You don't mention a mail store [IMAP Server]?  Such as Cyrus IMAP.
>>>>> Something for Postfix to deliver the mail too.
>>>> Mail store != imap server. Mail store = structure for mboxes/maildirs.
>>> Cyrus is sort of its own thing with its own mail store.
>> Sorry, I keep forgetting about that crap...
>> Never touched it and never wanted to after I heard the screams from a
>> friend who used cyrus and swore by it until he got corrupt mailboxes.
>> Had to help setup postfix, dovecot and vpopmail iirc.
> People with bad hardware can break anything; and you're probably talking
> about old versions anyway [anything with indexes/databases can corrupt].

You should be right on that score...this was circa 2003/2004.

> Cyrus is incredibly reliable, stable and fast.  And the latest 2.4.x
> series closes numerous potential issues with how databases are managed.

Oh, so Cyrus is another 'use a database as a mail store'? The other one 
that I know of but cannot remember the name of uses postgresql for its