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Re: imap configuration

Am Freitag, 27. September 2013, 09:47:13 schrieben Sie:
> > I would recommend to user neither Sendmail nor Cyrus SASL. Both have
> > a very poor security track record. The combination of Postfix and
> > Dovecot (for IMAP, POP3 and SMTP with TLS and authentication)
> > works very well.
> But both have not had serious issue for quite some time
> (2009 for both sendmail and cyrus-sasl).
full ACK,

i'm just wondering how much non sense is circulating about dovecot as other 
email solutions around from and in the dovecot community / "scene", especially 
from peoples which are "new" to very new to the email "stuff". Dovecot is not 
"more secure" nor "more performant" then solutions like cyrus or even exim 
(which i prefer since around 15 years as our myjor smtp) - as in most mailer 
setups, security mainly depends from installation / compilation, configuration 
(setup at all) aso.. There is no "one solution which is best for all". There 
are many but different reasons why mid size to very large email providers not 
using dovecot but other open source solutions. This is not becyuse they are 
"not know" dovecot or are to dumb to unserstand that dopvecot is "the best".

I'm personally prefer exim over sendmail because it allows us to implement a 
small to very small footprint mailer process and it offers the flexibility and 
comfort in an own configuration syntax which fit's all of our needs, but it 
hardly makes sense to build your own exim binary in larger setups what is 
uncomfortable to manage in binary centric distributions. Same happens for 
cyrus daemons. Not at least - just building in code which is really required 
is one another important step in avoiding security holes in a large scale 


 Niels Dettenbach
 Syndicat IT & Internet

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