The answer is a bit of yes and no.  The code is there but Dovecot doesn't by 
default set the TCPLOCALPORT setting which is what allows vpopmail to limit 
users to webmail, pop3, or imap access.  I've written a patch to add that and 
it is attached to this email.  As an FYI, my configure string for Dovecot with 
vpopmail is as follows and the CFLAGS pass to configure is required to enable 
roaming users support:

cd /dovecot/build/path/
patch -p1 < dovecot-vpopmail.patch
./configure --with-pop3d --with-vpopmail --prefix=/opt/dovecot 
--with-ssl=openssl --without-passwd --without-passwd-file --without-shadow 
--without-static-userdb CFLAGS="-DHAVE_VPOPMAIL_OPEN_SMTP_RELAY"

Ed McLain

From: Remo Mattei <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 22:03:47 -0600
To: <>
Conversation: [vchkpw] [OT] IMAP Servers: Dovecot or Binc?
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] [OT] IMAP Servers: Dovecot or Binc?

So my question is this since I just moved over the new server to Dovecot
as well and I like it.. but I did only IMAP should I then use the pop3
from Dovecot or just keep using pop3 from qmail? Does Dovecot update the
roaming users..


Ed McLain wrote:
> I have to second, third, and fourth that.  We moved from Courier to Dovecot 
> and the performance change was dramatic.  We have 5,000+ accounts on 2 
> clustered (active / active) servers utilizing GFS for the file system on a 
> SAS SAN and the fact that Dovecot had built in support for clustered setups 
> was a major plus.  Had a few issues off the bat with POP3 UID's but quickly 
> fixed that one thanks to Dovecots easy to change UID definitions.  Don't 
> think I'll ever change back.
> --
> Ed McLain
> ________________________________
> From: Rick Romero <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: <>
> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:08:54 -0600
> To: <>
> Conversation: [vchkpw] [OT] IMAP Servers: Dovecot or Binc?
> Subject: Re: [vchkpw] [OT] IMAP Servers: Dovecot or Binc?
> On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 11:11 -0800, Tom Collins wrote:
>> Courier-IMAP seems to be putting a heavy load on my server when
>> someone accesses a mailbox with a large number of messages in it.
>> What's the preferred IMAP server for a machine that will have 100-200
>> connections (plan for growth...) but may have an occasional mailbox
>> with 1000+ messages in it.  I've searched the archives and tried to
>> google for "imap server performance" and "imap server comparison" but
>> haven't come up with much after an hour.
>> My impression is that Dovecot performs well, better than courier, but
>> I'm wondering if anyone can offer up some real-world numbers to help
>> me make my decision.
> Dovecot has really come out in the past year or so.  I started with .99,
> I upgraded from Courier, but honestly it wasn't really up to date.
> Dovecot's indexing showed an immediate improvement on large mailboxes.
> With 1.0.5, the only issue I have is with a few older Mac clients.  For
> me this affects about 4 out of 450 clients total.
> I don't have any numbers, but I've had at least 1500 messages in my
> INBOX, not including subfolders, with great performance.  The change was
> so dramatic I didn't need any numbers.
> Rick


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