> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Rob > Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:42 AM > To: Andrew Falanga > Cc: FreeBSD Questions > Subject: Re: Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use > > > Andrew Falanga wrote: > > sounds like everyone is sold on dovecot. Great!. I've a few > questions. .... > > anyone explain to me what problems they have with mail clients > attaching? > > See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Clients . This shows some > interesting problems > > The developer is very adamant about writing dovecot strictly to > the letter of the IMAP specification. He's also discovered many > of the popular clients have bugs, and are unable to work (or at > least have issues) with an IMAP server that goes purely by the rules. > > He refused to "break" his software to work around bugs on the > client side, but ultimately compromised by writing in > work-arounds that you can enable in the config file. You can > enable them all if you like. >
Which is a really dumb attitude since the dovecot developer was not the author of the IMAP standard and probably was in diapers when the standard was first written: http://www.imap.org/about/history.status.html And in addition, who can use a server that no client can connect to? So there are a lot of mail clients that have IMAP bugs. So what? What is important? Users being able to manipulate mail on the server with their client of choice, or a server that is almost impossible to connect to? Consider also that the majority of webinterfaces to mailservers are written using the uw-c-client imap libraries. So you go ahead and install dovecot - then watch when you install a webinterface the port manager sucking in the uw imap stuff anyway. Might as well run the uw imap server if your going to run the uw libraries. Ted No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.17.1/1183 - Release Date: 12/13/2007 9:15 AM _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"