[Dovecot] IMAP/POP3 proxying and capability

David Sheryn dhs at chromiq.org
Wed Aug 9 13:46:17 EEST 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Laurent Papier wrote:

> Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 12:38:35 +0200
> From: Laurent Papier <papier at sdv.fr>
> To: dovecot at dovecot.org
> Subject: [Dovecot] IMAP/POP3 proxying and capability
> Hi,
> I setup a rather large POP3/IMAP configuration and want to use dovecot proxying
> feature.
> I have noted that the capability announce when connecting via the proxies are
> not the same before you are authenticated and after. Before you are
> authenticated the proxy announce is own capability and after it announce the
> final server capability. The problem is that some (most ? all ?) mail client
> ask for capability before authenticate to the server. So if the proxy
> capability are not the same as the final server capability the client gets
> wrong information.
> I use the QUOTA extension and it doesn't make sens to activate the quota
> feature on the proxy. Any other suggestion ?
> Perdition can hardcode the capability string the his configuration file. This
> is not perfect as the capability can change but it's an acceptable workaround
> for me.

You _may_ find that this, ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/proxy/
will do what you want.


David Sheryn
david at chromiq.org

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