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Re: problem with Postfix port
On Fri, 25 Dec 1998, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> This is easily fixed by replacing the mail system. Cyrus is much
> safer in this respect. Only Cyrus can read/write in the mail directories,
> and it never touches root.
Cyrus actually works very nicely. The only problem with it is complexity;
for only a few users, there is quite a lot of setup work involved. You
either need Kerberos or install a special password daemon, and then you
need to create users under Cyrus separate from /etc/passwd. However, if
you're setting up a large installation, I don't think you can do much
better. Those disadvantages sort of disappear: you probably want Kerberos
anyway (or at least something like it, and for now Kerberos is the defacto
solution on UNIX), and not having users in /etc/passwd is a big plus when
you don't want users to be able to do anything but mail anyway.
Cyrus has some nice features that the other IMAP servers can't do, like
multiple clients read/writing the same folder, and hierarchal folders.
It's pretty low-maintenance as well. I had it set up for my personal
mail, and once I installed it I basically forgot about it. When I moved
my mail home though, I decided that for one person it was kind of
overkill, and just installed the UW imapd.