Wich POP3 server

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Apr 18 18:27:42 IST 2007

Jeff A. Earickson spake the following on 4/18/2007 4:29 AM:
> 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
Dovecot was blowing away wu imap way back at 0.99!


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