[Nottingham] IMAP server selection

Michael Quaintance penfoldq at penfoldq.co.uk
Wed Mar 30 14:26:10 BST 2005


I am looking at options to provide an IMAP-based webmail solution so 
that I can manage my email from any of the computers in the house, from 
work or from other people's internet connections. It seems that 
squirrelmail or, if I can get it to work, hastymail will make the most 
appropriate app(s) for the webmail side of this but I am having some 
difficulty deciding which IMAP server to choose.

Courier seems a bit too big and complex for my needs, although I have 
many accounts, there is only likely to be me using this server.
UW has had some bad press in the past but I can't find anything recent 
to confirm/deny these allegations.
Dovecot seems quite good and secure (important to me) although hampered 
a little by being not so up-to-date with the standards and a seemingly 
small user/developer base.

Has anyone got any hints/tips/gotchas for selecting an IMAP server they 
would care to share?



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