[Dovecot] dovecot as gmail imap proxy
tss at iki.fi
Tue Jun 17 18:14:21 EEST 2008
On Jun 17, 2008, at 6:03 PM, Farkas Levente wrote:
> would it be possible to create a dovecot server as an imap proxy for
> gmail and google apps?
> imho many people/company would be love to use such a setup where he
> can use gmail in vacation or any other time, but when the email is
> real critical apps (not acceptable to wait 1 minutes for an email to
> load or to open a folder/label) than he can use a proxy server eg.
> dovecot which act as a imap proxy to gmail and can be hosted on
> closer, faster server and this speed problem never happend. what's
> more it can be used as a mail backup server too.
I've thought about a caching IMAP mail storage backend for Dovecot and
even started implementing it once, but it didn't get very far. If
someone wants to try to continue it, I can send what I've written so
far. Although it's mostly a copy of cydir backend with a tiny bit of
it replaced with IMAP code.
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