Subject: Re: specifying database options
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/20/2005 15:58:12
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 09:33:05AM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Greg Troxel writes:
> >You might check out dovecot; in addition to bdb grief cucipop has a
> >non-free license.
> >
> Not really an issue for me, since I'm not an ISP.  My actual goal was to
> help someone else (a FreeBSD user) who uses cucipop already...
> I briefly checked out other possibilities; what scared me about dovecot
> was the text in DESCR about "early stages of development".

That DESCR is more than two years old.  I use Dovecot on all of my systems,
including production mailservers, and it has proven to be totally decent.
It's versatile (can do POP and IMAP with or without SSL, supports mbox and
maildir), and its configuration is FAR easier than e.g. Courier.