Cyrus WebMail

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at
Thu Dec 1 03:11:11 EST 2005

> The optimal web mail system would run on the Cyrus server and
> would access mail directly without using imap protocol at all.

Trouble is this also ends up being brittle.  It's one thing to remain
compatible with the IMAP spec.  It's another thing entirely to develop and
maintain a whole other spec for the filenames and internal setups.  This
means that any changes or improvements to the cyrus codebase would cause
upgrade problems.   The direct access tools would end up being stuck with
old versions of the codebase, at least until someone got around to adapting
them.  And for what?  It seems like a better idea to consider options
available with cyrus-murder and proper network configuration.

> Mirapoint apparently have done this with their branch of Cyrus.
> But that's proprietary.

Good, fast, cheap... pick two.  That's always the rule.

-Bill Kearney

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