[Dovecot] dovecot as gmail imap proxy
asheesh at asheesh.org
Wed Jun 18 00:21:03 EEST 2008
On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, Farkas Levente wrote:
> may be this is a bit of topic, but i hope not. it's always a big question
> which is the better to choose a hosting provider to keep and manage you mail
> or setup your own mail server, hosting, virus and spam filter etc.. now as
> more and more people and company move to gmail or google apps mail service it
> seems google can't handle the load and it's getting more and more slower.
> what's more not just the imap interface but nowadays the web interface used
> to be hang or even stop working. it's getting more and more annoying that the
> speed is worst than in a 10 years ago. i thing about how can this be solved
> without totally give up gmail as a mail service provider (and may be they can
> solve it in a few months/years:-).
> would it be possible to create a dovecot server as an imap proxy for gmail
> and google apps?
What I have is:
* rose, my primary server (but far away)
* supercore, another server at my parents' house
rose is the primary MX.
I run offlineimap on supercore to sync a local Maildir on supercore with
rose's IMAP - that way, my parents can use a server with <1ms ping, and as
they use Dovecot to modify the local Maildir on supercore, a minute
later offlineimap will wake up and create IMAP operations to synchronize
rose with the state on supercore.
Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts
down the system for days.
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