Re: [Exim] Re: About running the whole mail system as 'exim'

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Author: Marc Haber
To: exim-users
Subject: Re: [Exim] Re: About running the whole mail system as 'exim'
On 30 Oct 2000 23:33:21 GMT, jhenders@??? (John Henders)
>In <E13UmWt-000855-00@???> Nigel.Metheringham@??? (Nigel Metheringham) writes:
>>If you need IMAP as well then life would probably be a little more
>>interesting, but doable as long as the layout was saneish. One
>>definitely possibility would be to have a checkpasswd program for the
>>qmail pop program which took a username like <mailbox>:<username> and
>>then authed against username and changed to mailbox.
>If you need IMAP, check out the Courier IMAP package.
>It works from Maildir directories so it works fine with Exim.

We are currently in the process of deciding between cyrus or courier,
but have not gotten far enough to have looked closely at either of
these programs. As I see from the web page, cyrus uses some kind of
its own spool format. Are there any serious drawbacks impled with that
setup on a system that doesn't have any local users? How severe are
these drawbacks on a system that has a few (knowledgeable) users that
like to read their mail locally?


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