Dhawal Doshy dhawal at netmagicsolutions.com
Sat Feb 18 07:45:18 GMT 2006

Steve Campbell wrote:
>>> On 2/17/06 1:06 PM, "Rodney Green" <rgreen at trayerproducts.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Will IMAP and POP3 operate properly when installed side-by-side on the
>>> same server?
>> I have seen a few cases lately where a user does IMAP and POP 
>> intermixed, but not simultaneously.  A sad result is that the mail 
>> file (mbox format) can get corrupted and neither access protocol works.
>> hermit921
> I have never had any luck with shared IMAP accounts. Either someone 
> deletes something at the same time someone else deletes another email, 
> corrupting something, or no one ever cleans out the mailbox. Time limits 
> on the mailbox don't seem to work either.
> Without very firm controls over the individual email accounts, it just 
> becomes a nightmare.
> If anyone can suggest a solution, I'm ready to listen.

Have you considered using the Maildir format (with maybe courier-imap) 
over mbox?? i have never seen any corruption to date (slowness yes, 
corruption no.. but thats more of a filesystem debate)

- dhawal

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