[Dovecot] dovecot as gmail imap proxy

Timo Sirainen 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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