On Dec 13, 2007, at 12:36 PM, Daniel Bye wrote:

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 09:40:50AM -0700, Andrew Falanga wrote:
sounds like everyone is sold on dovecot. Great!. I've a few questions. I went and looked it up on freshports.org and found the main web site. Can anyone explain to me what problems they have with mail clients attaching? See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Clients . This shows some interesting problems
and I'd like to know if everyone using dovecot sees these problems.

I use mutt, which works without problems. I have also used
Thunderbird with it, as does my business partner, and spotted no issues
there either.

Second, how do programs like dovecot manage users? Does each user of the e-mail system need to be a user of the FreeBSD system (installed locally)?

As Gerard said, dovecot can handle virtual users. There are several ways
to do this - probably the most scalable will be SQL and LDAP, although
you can use passwd-file as well. There's some good documentation on the
web site, particularly http://wiki.dovecot.org/Authentication.


Sorry if this has been suggested, I'm coming in to the conversation late. There is a very detailed how-to on www.purplehat.org on setting up a Postfix server with dovecot and mysql. They even walk you through setting up spam filtering and anti-virus.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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