[Dovecot] Using MySQL For Mailboxes?

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Tue Mar 9 14:33:26 EET 2010

On 2010-03-09 6:23 AM, Marcio Merlone wrote:
> Anyway, a better solution to handle user account information than mysql
> is ldap (which I personally suggest) with pam. This can also handle all
> posix accounts, not just mail accounts, and thus improving consistence.
> I'd use that for any system with more than 3 accounts.

I guess it depends on your needs and skills. If you don't need posix
account support, know mysql, and don't know ldap, then it definitely
isn't 'better'... ;)

Supposedly you can use a MySQL backend with Samba, but I haven't done it
(no need), so don't know how well it works, if at all.

But yes, if you know ldap well (which I don't), it can definitely work
as a single sign on system...


Best regards,


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