[TriLUG] Yet another mail question
uncleben at mindspring.com
Mon Oct 13 10:58:35 EDT 2003
I know I'm chiming in a little late on this, but here are my suggestions:
I'd agree with everything you said here, but watch out for Cyrus IMAP. It
can be a bear to install and configure. I tried it on my Debian box, both
compiling, and packages, and quite frankly never got it to work correctly.
I've got Courier IMAP working now, although I'm not sure I'm all that
impress with the Maildir storage format that it requires (Postfix does store
to Maildir formats, but it's not the first choice). I think I'd be happier
with Cyrus IMAP, if I could ever get it working. Ah, well. Perhaps one day
UW-IMAP, as John Carnes suggested, is easy to configure and install.
However, there have been many discussions that I've noticed on the periphery
that suggest some significant security issues with UW-IMAP. Now, noting as
I must that any server software you have running is a potential security
breach, I'd also say that you could probably do better security-wise with
Cyrus, or even Courier for that matter. But as always the choice is up to
you. UW-IMAP might be right for you, and while I'm not 100% sure of what
the security issues with UW-IMAP are, you might be able to mitigate the
risks with adequate firewall protection.
If you do decide to go with Cyrus, there are a number of folks here in
TriLUG who have set Cyrus up successfully, although I've yet to hear of one
that did it easily. Perhaps you can get one of those to step up and give
you a hand if you run into trouble. If they do, please let me know who they
are, because I would like their assistance some day. *grin*
"Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org]On
> Behalf Of Justin Johnson
> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 11:08 AM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group
> Subject: [TriLUG] Yet another mail question
> I am about to set up my own mail server to consolidate and hopefully
> ease my current email pains. I currently have 2 accounts that I check
> daily from 2 different machines(home and work) via POP. At work I have
> th option turned on in Outlook to not delete messages off the server, so
> all messages get delivered to my home machine, even the ones I've read
> and deleted at work. It sucks, I know.
> So I've been thinking to myself, "Hey use linux to make your life
> easier!". And then I answered "Hey, good idea, although long overdue!
> We're getting slow in our old age,apparently".
> So here is the plan. And here is where we are looking for confirmation
> that we have all the parts that we need to figure out to get our mail
> 'situation' under control, along with the role we understand them to
> Fetchmail - Fetch my mail from my 2 accounts and deliver to local mail
> Postfix - This would be the local mail server, just has to be there, eh?
> SpamAssassin - Killl all those stupid a#* messages that I am currently
> spending too much of my life deleting manually.
> ProcMail - Sort my two mail accounts into two different folders to keep
> them separate and all organized, etc. (Do I need this to organize?)
> Cyrus IMAP - No more POP clients!. Use IMAP to connect to mail server so
> that whn I delete an email, it is gone. For good. And I have consistent
> mail wherever I check it from!
> While I am at it, set up a webmail interface? Suggestions?
> So do I have a well laid out path, or am I a lost puppy?
> Justin Johnson
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