Matt Brookings wrote:
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Christopher Chan wrote:
Right now I can use either maildrop or dovecot's lda with postfix. No
injecting into a qmail queue for final delivery into the vpopmail mail
store. Are you saying you would like a vpopmail lda for postfix?
Something that supports dot-qmail rather than whatever maildrop or
I'm not specifically saying anything. I was more interested in what others
and was paving the way by saying that we have no objections.
Do you have any objections you'd like to discuss?
Matt Brookings <m...@inter7.com> GnuPG Key FAE0672C
Software developer Systems technician
Inter7 Internet Technologies, Inc. (815)776-9465
I like Christopher's approach. I'm personally looking to migrate to
dovecot's LDA ('deliver') in place of maildrop.
I would like to see some discussion about this as well. I think that
examining the role of vpopmail in today's email landscape has merit. I'm
not intimately familiar with vpopmail's history, but I have used it a
bit as part of the qmail-toaster (see http://www.qmailtoater.com).
It might be useful to start with what vpopmail is not. It's not an MTA,
an MDA, nor MSA (submission), although it interfaces with all of them.
In my mind, vpopmail is an authentication store, which handles mail
related data in support of virtual domains and users. Sort of a Mail
Authentication Agent. It handles all of the data related to implementing
virtual email services (domains and users), although it doesn't handle
an email itself. It also provides APIs/interfaces for the various other
Mail Agents (MTAs, MDAs, etc), so that they can obtain the data they
need to operate according to the data stored in vpopmail. Perhaps
vdommail or simply vmail would have been a more appropriate name. I
kinda like the former as vdom rhymes with freedom.
How's this for starters?
In the future (months), I would like to see qmailadmin and vqadmin
consolidated into a single package in support of vpopmail. I don't see
any purpose in having 2 separate web applications.
Longer term (years), I'd like to see vpopmail interface with a FreeIPA
back end server.