Best of luck, perhaps keep us posted where you've landed...?
Michael Bowe wrote:
I thought I would drop a note to the list to say farewell.
Many years ago I used to own an ISP that used vpopmail+MySQL for all
our email hosting.
I wrote a mailserver guide which became quite popular. ( It is
currently hosted at
As I found vpopmail bugs or limitations I submitted patches to the
developers. When vpopmail moved to sourceforge, I was given full
developer access. I then spent a fair bit of time trying to improve
the included documentation. I cleaned up and documented a lot of the
source code. I also remember having fun cleaning up the configure script.
Tom Collins even popped in one day to say hello when he was on
holidays in my neck of the woods (Australia). Was great to meet him in
My vpopmail contributions have dropped away in recent years, because
my ISP was bought by a larger company and I went on to work for them.
They used Postfix not vpopmail.
I still tinkered with vpopmail a bit, because I had built many small
vpopmail servers for customers along the way
Now I am about to switch jobs and work for a new ISP, and they also
use Postfix. So guess this new job will cut my final ties to vpopmail.
There's no doubt in my mind that Postfix kicks some serious qmail
butt. However even as a Postfix fan, I am the first to admit that
vpopmail is a great set of tools for vmail style hosting. Its a shame
that qmail never progressed past v1.03. Back in those days we didnt
even have spam or virus problems, let alone need to worry about
SMTP-AUTH, TLS etc.
I'll be unsubscribing from this list a few days time. I wanted to say
thanks to all the developers who have contributed to vpopmail along
the way. And also a big thankyou to people who used by mailserver
guide and sent me feedback over the years.