Hi all,

This might not be exactly the right mailing list for this question, but as
the tricky part of the installation has previously been that of vchkpw and
mysql authentication, I'll bother you guys with my situation. Sorry if it
seems rather off-topic:

We're in the process of renewing one of our email servers, currently running
qmail (1.03) + vpopmail (5.4.17) + vqadmin (2.3.6)  + qmailadmin (1.2.11) +
courier-imap (3.0.8) + mailddrop (2.0.4) + ezmlm (0.53-idx-0.41) +
autorespond (2.0.2) + rblsmtpd, using mysql authentication and
pop-before-smtp, qmail-scanner (2.04) for clamav, spamassassin. 

Any suggestions of which versions (or alternatives) to use in a production
environment at this point? 

What kind of environment are others using for multi-site mailservers,
requiring web based tools for managing the domains (=vqadmin) and email
accounts (=qmailadmin), with imap/pop3 and webmail support (we're running
IMP on the webmail front)?

Based on what I've been reading, it seems like at least the courier-imap
needs to be replaced with dovecot (which seems like a natural upgrade
As I recall, the mysql authentication was rather problematic with the
current setup, on the part of courier-imap at least. 

Will the current versions work smoothly with the authentication? Have there
been any (significant) changes that would necessitate some kind of migration
of the current data (as opposed to just building new versions of the
software and copying existing data from the old server)?

Also, any ideas if qmail supports smtp-auth out of the box these days? (so
we could finally dump the pop-before-smtp)

Again, sorry if this is off-topic; If someone does find time to answer me, I
suppose it'd be better to do so just to my address, outside the mailing list


As for the latest development conversation, I'm all for dropping out
courier-imap as they've done to vpopmail/qmail. Their support hasn't really
been that good anyway, and as there are better alternatives available, even
those of us still using courier in our current installations (seem to) have
a valid upgrade path available out of it. 

  Antti Kanes


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