Cyrus vs Dovecot
brong at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 13 21:10:03 EDT 2008
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 01:07:34PM -0400, Wesley Craig wrote:
> On 13 Aug 2008, at 10:31, kbajwa wrote:
> > I think you are missing a point which is most important, i.e., what
> > type of
> > support Cyrus vs Dovecot offers. In my experience:
> > Cyrus = 0
> > Dovecot = 100
> As someone who answers many help requests for cyrus (and I'm very far
> from the only one), I can honestly say I've never seen a requests
> from you. Perhaps you've had a lot of occasion to ask for help with
> Dovecot. I'm happy to hear you've gotten that help. Community is a
> lot of what open source software is about. As for your experience
> with the cyrus imapd community, perhaps your sample size is too small.
Yeah, there are a few of us here answering help requests, and even
helping debugging in some cases. I'd be interested to see where
that '0' comes from too.
Still, I think Cyrus and Dovecot are the best two imap servers out
there, so it's going to be a question of which integrates best with
your usage pattern. For a small server, starting with no experience
in either, I would probably choose Dovecot. Now that I know Cyrus
inside out, back to front, warts and all - well, I'd choose Cyrus
because I know how to make it play nice. It's more of a "total
system" in itself though, that you write support stuff around.
Dovecot integrates more with other tools in a unix-daemon'y way.
Bron ( now if someone came along with a compelling competitior
for SASL... )
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