Implementing IMAP advice for first timer
Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Wed May 24 03:50:03 EDT 2006
--On 23. Mai 2006 19:24:15 -0800 Noah <admin2 at enabled.com> wrote:
> Well I want to get IMAP running on my FreeBSD box and would like to have a
> safe, non service-interrupting strategy to implementing it. I am leaning
> toward installing cyrus imapd. I have some questions about how to get
> things working.
> 1) Can somebody please recommend a good FAQ about how-to get IMAP running
> my FreeBSD machine?
> 2) Are there things I should be aware of before I start the process?
> 3) I don’t completely understand how IMAP works – is there a good
> tutorial about this subject?
> 4) I don’t completely understand how local mail delivery will change
> – is there a good tutorial about this subject?
not to discourage you, but IMAP in general and cyrus-imapd specifically
aren't very easy to learn. To understand how IMAP works (and some outdated
information about Cyrus) I recommend this book:
I also found this on O'Reilly's site:
Anyway, IMHO you may be better off with a simpler IMAP server for starters.
Check out UW-imapd and Dovecot. Don't bother with Courier, it's not a real
IMAP server. Once you get the hang of things and feel you need the special
advantages Cyrus offers, you can still check it out.
.:.Sebastian Hagedorn - RZKR-R1 (Gebäude 52), Zimmer 18.:.
Zentrum für angewandte Informatik - Universitätsweiter Service RRZK
.:.Universität zu Köln / Cologne University - Tel. +49-221-478-5587.:.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 186 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.andrew.cmu.edu/pipermail/info-cyrus/attachments/20060524/54a27376/attachment-0001.bin
More information about the Info-cyrus