OT: IMAP and POP3
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:
>>> 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.
> 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)
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