[Dovecot] Is Dovecot ready for production use?

Benjamin J. Weiss benjamin at weiss.name
Mon May 10 21:23:43 EEST 2004

From: "Rick Johnson" <rjohnson at medata.com>
> Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I'm currently running RH 9 with postfix, uw-imap and MailScanner.  I
want to
> > install Fedora Core 2 (when it comes out next week) with postfix,
> > and amavisd.  I'm unhappy with the problems I'm having with MailScanner,
> > with the difficulty I've had with authentication as I am currently
> > configured, and want to move to Maildir instead of mbox.
> >
> > That being said, is dovecot stable enough yet for production use?  I
> > have four users on my home linux box, but I personally get around 500
> > a day (that fedora list is *busy*).
> I've "backported" the latest Red Hat development packages of Dovecot to
> Red Hat 9 (simply rebuilt the RPM), and have 150+ users using it. My
> server runs Sendmail (milter plugins require it for now), Dovecot (using
> Maildir), SpamAssassin (via procmail), ClamAV (via milter), and Anomy
> Sanitizer (via procmail). There are a couple of customflags annoyances
> between Mozilla based mail clients and Dovecot running Maildir, however
> it has otherwise proven quite stable in my enivronment. We process about
> 5-6000 mails per day.

Thanks, but I received an email pointing out an SSL problem with Fedora and


and I do *all* connections to my server in an encrypted mode, even imaps.

If dovecot is going to crash on an hourly basis, I may have to stick with uw
and mbox. :(

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