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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Adrian Midgley wrote:
Dovecot looks interesting, and I'm using it, but it doesn't yet officially do multiple user mailboxes. But... I can't see anything that stops several people or machines having an account that accesses the same mailbox and attending to that as they become free.
Shared mailboxes work fine in older versions of Dovecot as you describe. What Dovecot actually was lacking was proper support for IMAP namespaces. I believe it is available in more recent versions of dovecot. The "name spaces" make it easier to share folders because they are presented in the IMAP session. For example the UWIMAP server by default has a "#shared" namespace that maps to "~imapshared" (usually /home/imapshared), and assuming you have file permissions set as per the UWIMAP documentation, folder created in #shared are accessible to all users. The you only need to create one account (user), and that user sees the "#shared" folders when they log in. Dovecot has an emphasis on security and I think it makes sense for situations where the IMAP server is Internet facing. For internal Office users UWIMAP is fine, and "just works". I haven't tried Cyrus. Not sure how much fine control Philip needs over permissions. With UWIMAP you basically inherit Linux file permission model, and anything beyond "private" versus "shared" is likely to be a pain to manage. Although I dare say if you master it the UWIMAP server can probably do a lot of things I haven't tried. My experience of UWIMAP and Dovecot is both are rock solid. UWIMAP has a poor security reputation, I've no idea if that reputation is justified by the current code base. I like Dovecot, and like Postfix, the creator (Timo) still offers support via the mailing list, and is responsive to ideas and comments. I believe Timo and Kai know each other, Helsinki must be a small place. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFCjNXvGFXfHI9FVgYRApbIAJ4vOEWB/h34JP8E4OtXWmKTWTtwVQCgkPgF Wjoocfwb3TC9T86jIyY6crU= =hrXu -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG Mail majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe list" in the message body to unsubscribe. FAQ: www.dcglug.org.uk/linux_adm/list-faq.html