Dovecot vs. Cyrus IMAP

obsigna

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I got running 3 mail services using FreeBSD which I setup using Postfix/Dovecot. In the distant past (> 10 years) ago I had running mail servers with Postfix and Cyrus IMAP. However, I was not involved when setting it up. I remember, this and then, the mail index BDB became corrupted and we were in need to reconstruct it, and it forgot the read status of the mails.

Now, I need to setup a new mail service and I am tempted to give Cyrus IMAP a try again, not because I am unsatisfied with anything of Dovecot, only the latest Cyrus IMAP comes with fully integrated CardDAV and CalDAV support, which would be really a desirable feature.

I described my current setups with Postfix/Dovecot in a BLog post - https://obsigna.com/articles/1539726598.html - and I am looking to replace the Dovecot part with Cyrus IMAP+xDAV.

Does anybody have experiences with the newer versions of Cyrus IMAP and if possibly can share Pro’s and Con’s compared to Dovecot? Some advices would be appreciated as well.
 
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johnblue

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obsigna said:
Some advices would be appreciated as well.
Since you asked .. don't.

:D

Like you, I have messed with Dovecot/Cyrus and wasted hours and hours. ugh.

I now use and recommend iRedMail. It is amazing!


Do yourself a favor and stand up a test box and give iRedMail a try before you go back to hacking on either Dovecot or Cyrus.
 
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