[RCU] Dovecot vs Courier/Others

chasd chasd at silveroaks.com
Thu Jun 25 18:56:59 CEST 2009

On Jun 25, 2009, at 9:33 AM, Mark Little wrote:

> I have seen a few people mention Dovecot and that RC has been
> written specifically with it in mind

I don't think that is true.
It is true that the majority of people that responded to a small  
survey I did on this list use dovecot.
It is true that most of the devs run dovecot, so any testing they do  
in the course of development is sure to include dovecot.

I'm pretty sure the devs want to make sure the IMAP server software  
doesn't matter. That said, I would surmise that not much effort goes  
into working around idiocycracies or bugs in specific IMAP servers  
that aren't used by the devs themselves.

But using dovecot isn't a hard requirement.

I can't speak to performance differences between dovecot and other  
IMAP servers, plus my user base is relatively small ( ~50 ).

Charles Dostale
System Admin - Silver Oaks Communications
824 17th Street, Moline  IL  61265

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