[Dovecot] Mutually exclusive Exim setup instructions

Karl Schmidt karl at xtronics.com
Tue Apr 22 23:09:11 EEST 2008

After much googling, it appears that one can use either exim or dovecot as the LDA - the 
trade offs are not clear.

It seems that the amount of mass mails all needing to get indexed at the same time would 
make dovecot as the LDA create a higher server peak, -- I think the inbox is only indexed in 
the case of exim as the LDA when users check their mail - thus spreading the load. On the 
other hand, I don't see where the advantage of using dovecot as the LDA is documented. It 
could be important for indexing, caching.

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