[RCU] RoundCube with remote IMAP slow
nico.schloemer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 19:59:22 CEST 2010
Thanks guys for all that brainstorming!
Right now I don't have the time to set up a separate mail server which
is mostly because I'm not in town at the moment, but I'll look into
this as soon as I'm back and have a weekend off.
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 8:31 PM, Kaz Kylheku <kaz at kylheku.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:35:30 -0700, Kaz Kylheku <kaz at kylheku.com>
>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:21:42 -0400, Nico Schlömer
>> <nico.schloemer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Stan,
>>> I'm sorry that my not clarifying the background of this unsettled you
>>> I'm a PhD student at the University of Antwerp
>>> <http://win.ua.ac.be/content/staff> and like many of my colleagues, I
>>> was dissatisfied with the webmail interface that the ICT would
>>> provide: It's old, it's buggy, and it seems unmaintained.
>> One solution would be to set up a mail server in the CS department;
>> maybe the University IT would go for that, depending on the
>> rapport between them and the CS dept.
> Actually this may be unnecessary. If the big university mail system
> supports user configurable mail forwarding and properly falls
> back on A records if MX records are not available for a domain,
> then all you need is to control some machine in the CS department
> which is visible on the network and has a DNS A record.
> Set up a mail server on that machine for the domain
> "some-machine.cs.university", with a MTA, IMAP server, webmail, etc.
> Then just forward university mails to
> "yourself at some-machine.cs.university"
> or whatever its name is.
> Be sure to use your proper e-mail address when sending, not the
> This way you and your colleagues don't need to individually run things
> like imapproxy or fetchmail cron jobs, and you avoid polling the
> IMAP server.
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