Wich POP3 server

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at colby.edu
Wed Apr 18 12:29:37 IST 2007

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Arto wrote:

>> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Claude Gagn wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm currently searching for a good POP3. I heard that dovecot is pretty 
>>> good.
>>> What do you think ?
>> Dovecot is OK, its pretty fast, but buggy, it had 31 or so release 
>> candicates before 1.0, and a bug was found the same day it was released
>> (under a week ago), it reminds me of gaim, and how holey that is, the only 
>> difference is, on dedicated sendmail boxes I will use Dovecot (and never 
>> touch gaim despite its recent name change to try avoid the stigma), as we 
>> use squirrelmail and its nice features, if you dont need imap, try popa3d, 
>> very small, very fast.
> I have to disagree. I have followed the development of dovecot and I must say 
> Timo's principles to implement it are really demanding. The amount of release 
> candidates does not tell the truth. Already the first of them were used in 
> demanding production.

I second Arto's disagreement.  In fact, calling dovecot buggy is really unfair.
I have been using dovecot *in production* since beta9 (about 1.5 years and
about 40 releases ago).  Even at beta9, it blew the doors off of UW IMAP.
It has just gotten better, faster, more features since then.  The only
rc that ever blew up on me was rc27.  I dropped back to rc26, and Timo
had rc28 released within two hours to fix the problem.  Dovecot is rock
solid code now at 1.0.

Disclaimer:  I only use dovecot for IMAP, not POP.  I use qpopper for that 
(different machine).  I should switch...

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

More information about the MailScanner mailing list