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Seeking POP3 recommendations
Posted by Arthur on Wed 13 Jun 2007 at 01:01
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I'm setting up a new server, and as much as I hate POP3 I have to install a POP3 server. So, if you couldn't use the POP3 server that you're using now, which would you choose? If the one you're using now is the third or fourth you've got experience with, and you'd still recommend it, which is it?

Which would you strongly recommend against, and why?

What I'm after is something that's very secure, perfectly stable, and preferably configurable without learning an extensive grammar.

All ideas and recommendations gratefully accepted!


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Re: Seeking POP3 recommendations
Posted by ajt (204.193.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jun 2007 at 09:33
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Dovecot, it does POP3-SSL and IMAP-SSL and is dead easy to use and supposedly very secure.

Naturally it's in Debian, so you just need to type aptitude install dovecot-pop3d and you should be done. All I remember telling it was where to find mailbox files and what type they are.

Remember, every year you will need to regenerate it's SSL certificate.

"It's Not Magic, It's Work"

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Re: Seeking POP3 recommendations
Posted by Nilshar (82.238.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jun 2007 at 11:22
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popa3d :
Description: A tiny POP3 daemon, designed with security as the primary goal
popa3d is fast, small and secure pop3 daemon. It's written from scratch by
Solar Designer for Owl (Openwall GNU/*/Linux).

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Re: Seeking POP3 recommendations
Posted by GhostR (217.237.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jun 2007 at 15:19
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I also agree with Dovecot, I use it also here on our mailrelay to collect mail incomming. Its defenatly easy and its a big plus to have imap support. I used to have courier, but didnt like it to much.
On my privat server also dovecote handels mail, but primary for imap. Have in mind that you might wanna decide also if you want to use mbox or Maildir format (thinking of imap), I go with maildir because of its stabillity and easier to maintain. I remember that there was a poll on here before about this issue, I think the most of us here use Maildir.
The main reason why I changed to dovecot on my privat server was namespaces (.) and subfolders in imap, cyrus and courier would let me have the comfort I have now with dovecot without recompiling.

I can also remember that when I went to school back in the days, they used qpopper, its also a small, easy and secure pop server.

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