dovecot.user at seibercom.net
Wed Jun 2 02:15:51 EEST 2010
On Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:09:19 -0400
Phil Howard <ttiphil at gmail.com> articulated:
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 09:56, Charles Marcus
> <CMarcus at media-brokers.com> wrote:
> > On 2010-06-01 8:39 AM, Phil Howard wrote:
> >> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 17:30, Charles Marcus wrote:
> >>> Of course it is meant for people, but it is meant to show only the
> >>> bare minimum of what postfix sees as the settings. It is left up
> >>> to you, the sys admin, to be able to interpret the data as
> >>> presented, bearing in mind all caveats (ie, that last setting
> >>> wins)...
> >> And that caveat was something I was not aware of, as it is an usual
> >> method.
> > That's why reading man pages is usually a good idea... ;)
> Yes. And if Postfix were not such a large and complex MTA (not that
> others aren't), and if the complexities of getting things working
> between Postfix and Dovecot were not so hard (if Postfix and Dovecot
> had supported a common file format for listing users and their crypt
> passwords, this would have taken a lot less of my time), I might have
> had time to read it all. Unfortunately, working at a startup does not
> afford such luxury.
> Postfix's great advantage is that it supports so many ways to do
> Postfix's great disadvantage is that it supports so many ways to do
> I should have also just blown off all the people trying to get me to
> use SQL and such, instead of debating them (which was just a waste of
I have and use common data bases in MySQL that are shared between
Postfix & Dovecot. Of course, it has to be properly designed.
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