Re: [Nolug] meeting tomorrow

From: Dustin Puryear <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:45:11 -0600
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Have you looked at the Cyrus format? I've heard it works well for large
sites. I wonder if Dovecot supports it. Eh..

Well, Exchange is clearly better, to me, than open source alternatives
in the groupware arena. Sorry, but it's true. I mean.. you can just plug
so many things into it, you get a lot of functionality, and it really
just works in general. It can also be expensive, hard to maintain at
times, and it's about as closed as it gets, so it has cons.

That said, I think Zimbra is catching up quickly. Zimbra isn't a "pure"
open source solution, but it's a good compromise.

Now, if you just want EMAIL, then that's another discussion and I think
open source has the real winners.

Puryear Information Technology, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA * 225-706-8414
Author, "Best Practices for Managing Linux and UNIX Servers"
Identity Management, LDAP, and Linux Integration
-ray wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Dustin Puryear wrote:
>> Courier-IMAP supports the IMAP ACL extension, but.. Configuration is a
>> pain. It's done via a configuration file. That's kind of dumb really.
>> Groupware solutions such as Exchange do this much better. You just click
>> a Folder and assign rights to it..
> MSLover.  This is a Linux list.  You can't say that Exchange is
> *better*. :)
> We use dovecot, but i haven't messed with ACLs.  What application do you
> need ACLs for?  We use mbox and have almost a million mbox files spread
> across 10 filesystem.  We looked at Maildir but with so many mailboxes i
> think the filesystem overhead would kill us... and the backup server
> would just curl up and die haha.
> ray
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