Why Cyrus?

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Wed Jan 17 06:33:43 EST 2018


> A new customer asks me to build a new mailserver environment with
> Dovecot. I normally use Cyrus.
> My question: What's better in Cyrus?

I thought the plan was to answer that question on the website, but I guess 
that hasn't happened yet – at least I couldn't find anything.

I'd say it's the better choice for large-scale deployments with tens and 
hundreds of thousands of users.

> I use Cyrus because Dovecot did not excist at the time I wanted to go
> away from Washington IMAP.

I'm in the same boat.

> An important reason to stay with Cyrus is
> this mailing list with good support, and because I know Cyrus.

Right, but for a new deployment I would at least consider Dovecot. I've 
never administrated a Dovecot server, but it is definitely much easier to 
set up than Cyrus.
Sebastian Hagedorn - Weyertal 121, Zimmer 2.02
Regionales Rechenzentrum (RRZK)
Universität zu Köln / Cologne University - Tel. +49-221-470-89578
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