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Re: To IMAP or not to IMAP

From: Jesse F. Hughes
Subject: Re: To IMAP or not to IMAP
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 11:30:07 +0200
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Ted Zlatanov <> writes:

>> I have an IMAP server that comes with Slackware.  How do I know
>> whether its backend storage format is compatible with Maildir?
> If you have not customized anything, chances are you are using mboxes.
> I don't use Slackware so I can't help you more there, but setting up
> Courier IMAP is a really easy task and it works great with Maildirs.
> Then you need to tell your MTA to deliver to the Maildirs.  This is
> either done with procmail for the MTAs that don't support Maildir, or
> directly for the Maildir-capable MTAs.

Great.  That's what I'll do.

I appreciate the advice everyone has offered.

"I have to break the code of how [mere humans] work, and I have made a
lot of progress over years of effort, and I feel like I am close to
figuring out all the inner details of human wiring." 
   -- James S. Harris on the extra problems of conveying his research

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