I was introduced to XMail by a colleague of mine. At first it seemed cryptic and it still is for some stuff I am interested in. I've been using it since 2003 and never looked back.
------------------------------------------- > On Sun, 24/5/15, U.Mutlu via xmail <email@example.com> wrote: > > Subject: Re: [xmail] new maintainer for the 1.27 branch > To: "Bart Mortelmans" <b...@bim.be>, "XMail Users Mailing List" > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Sunday, 24 May, 2015, 19:07 > > Hi Bart & All, > > Bart Mortelmans via xmail wrote on 05/16/2015 10:27 PM: > > I have been using XMail for what must have been almost > 15 years. I still > > prefer XMail for anything that does not need IMAP. > > I have no experience yet with Dovecot, but what does it mean > when > they say "If you already have XMail Setup and just want to > add in IMAP > support See : dovecot-setup.html" on this webpage: > http://xmail.nomadcf.com/xmail-dovecot I think what it's trying to say is : "if you have already XMail setup for pop3/smtp, all you need is dovecot for lmtp/imap. I have working installations with XMail / dovecot / Horde and it works like a dream. No problems there. That has been for about seven years; Since 2008 I think. > > I made some small changes to the code. If anybody would > be willing to pick > > up XMail and start development again, I hope that these > changes can also > get into the new version. If you need more details, let > me know! > > Thx, since Davide is not reachable for a very long time now > (3+ yrs?), WOW ! 3 Years ? I know he has a life (no pun intended) apart from his XMail project. I also know he has developed other stuff (see here : http://xmailserver.org/davide.html) but I never expected for him to just abandon XMail. It's a good project. Why would he do this ? > I hereby accounce my general interest in bugfixing and > adding new > features (patches and wishes of users) into the current 1.27 > branch, > if time permits. I'll also setup an svn repository. There are many nice things one could add to XMail. However I am not a developer and I can only propose stuff. One feature I longed for is the ability to view e-mail traffic in real-time and also XMail be able to log incoming and outgoing messages. > The only problem is: at this time I can't support any other > OS beyond Linux. > > will brand the new version something like "v1.27.n.linux" > where "n" is a counter. > > > - Change the default error message for a failed > pre-date or post-data > > > filter to code 451 (by default this would otherwise be > 554 which means > > there won’t be an other attempt). For me 451 makes > much more sense. > > Can you explain how this is meant? > Is it the return code of the filter program like discussed > here? : > http://xmailforum.marketmix.com/index.php?showtopic=3362 > > > - Added basic support for LMTP. That way I can have > XMail deliver mails to > > dovecot directly. For this, I just had to add the LHLO > message next to the > > HELO and EHLO. This works for me, as with my > configuration there shouldn’t > > be any event in which XMail tries to deliver one e-mail > to multiple > > recipients via LTMP. I’m not sure if there might be > other configurations > > for which more work would be needed for LMTP to work. > > This sounds not trivial :-) I must admit I have no > experience yet with LMTP, > but I saw wikipedia has a page about it: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Mail_Transfer_Protocol > https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2033 That would be nice. To send e-mails directly (internally ?) to dovecot . . . . Am I getting this right ? > > - Made XMail log a line to SMAIL log in case of > delivery failure (posted > > details on this in an e-mail to this mailing list very > recently). > > Yeah, I would need that feature too. > > I recently added this feature into xmail: > > spamassassin (spamd via spamc) reports, with default > config, > to every mail received by xmail the following bad score of > 1.3: > "1.3 RDNS_NONE Delivered to internal > network by a host with no rDNS" > After much research and experimenting I figured out what the > reason is: > it is the "Received:" line xmail prepends to the mail > depending on > "ReceivedHdrType" in server.tab. There are choices from 0 to > 4, and > I added one more (5), and now spamassassin no more gives the > above spam-score. Also nice to have sa work in some way with XMail. Never managed to get my head round it (spamassassin, that is). > > If anybody is taking feature requests: I would be > interested in a way of > > XMail talking to a “filter” via a socket. Now, for > every e-mail to be > > filtered, a process has to be started. It would be much > more efficient if > > XMail could talk a filter-server via a socket. That > filter server could be > > anything, but maybe we could even get it to talk > directly to spamd and > > clamd… > > Yes, that's a good idea. I'll study the xmail sources. Finally. Some mail traffic on this list after a looong time . . . . s. > -- > Thx > Uenal _______________________________________________ xmail mailing list email@example.com http://xmailserver.org/mailman/listinfo/xmail