Cyrus and Postfix question

Jason Williams jwilliams at
Fri Jan 9 16:12:04 EST 2004

Hello everyone.

Wanted to get some feedback from people running cyrus and postfix.

I've been able to get the two to work together, but I had a question on the 
following. (Note, I read the LMTP_README provided with postfix to find more 

I noticed that you can have two different options setup in postfix; LMTP 
over UNIX domain sockets or LMTP over TCP.

I was curiouus if there is a better way to go, or is it dependent upon what 
your setup is?

For instance, in my I have:

mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/imap/socket/lmtp

Which works, but so does:

mailbox_transport = cyrus

What's the difference? Is one better than the other? I'm looking more for 
stability than anything else.

I'm trying to find out more information for postfix. Seeing that it may not 
do what I want, sendmail may be the other option, but I wanted to ask other 
postfix and cyrus users here, on this list to get their feedback.

I appreciate it.


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