Setting Up of IMAP Server
miloszu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 10:04:08 EST 2009
Just for info on point 4, about web user management.
There is a module for Webmin that you can use, it has all the basic stuff
that you need to create/delete/modify/rename/reconstruct .... users (quota,
ACL folders creation)
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Ian Eiloart <iane at sussex.ac.uk> wrote:
> --On 11 December 2009 18:30:47 +0530 prasanna <prasannap at cdac.in> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I setting up a Mail server for my company. I have installed
> Postfix, it
> > is working fine. I am confused to choose a IMAP server. Some of my
> > requirements are
> > 1) Users are created using /etc/passwd, No Mysql or LDAP at present.
> > 2) User should be given quota for their INBOX, selected users should
> > have unlimited or variable quota
> > 3) Quota exceeded users mails should be stored somewhere other than
> > their inbox, on request from the user should be delivered to them by
> > increasing their quota for time being.
> > 4) Web based Management of User.
> > 5) Backup option of user mailbox should be available.
> > Do all my requirement can be met by cyrus imap server??
> > If yes, can you provide me the links to met the above requirements
> Cyrus IMAP can do (1) and (2)
> (3) Your MTA (Postfix) should queue messages for delivery, and you should
> be able to deliver them on demand after fixing a quota problem. That's how
> I work, but using Exim as the MTA.
> (4) Cyrus doesn't have web based user management. However, you don't really
> need that. Cyrus IMAP will create a mailbox if you try to deliver email to
> a new user. Make sure that Postfix rejects email for unknown users, and
> you'll be fine. There may be third party solutions for deleting users,
> managing quotas, and so on. The usual thing is to use a command line tool.
> (5) You can use your regular file system backup tools to back up Cyrus-IMAP
> mailboxes. Emails are stored in separate files, so incremental backups are
> very efficient. It's possible to use delayed expunge to ensure that all
> emails are backed up, even if they arrive and are deleted between
> incremental backups.
> > Regards,
> > P. Prasanna
> Ian Eiloart
> IT Services, University of Sussex
> 01273-873148 x3148
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