Wich POP3 server

Claude Gagné claude.gagne at multitech.qc.ca
Wed Apr 18 19:45:45 IST 2007

Scott Silva a écrit :
> 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!
All the peoples that had some problem with dovecot seems to be before 
the 1.0 ?
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