[imp] Will IMAP be supported again? [RESOLVED]

Chris H. fbsd at 1command.com
Thu Apr 27 09:31:22 PDT 2006

Quoting "Gary W. Smith" <gary at primeexalia.com>:

> For capacity reasons we switched from uw-imap to Cyrus some time ago.
> At first we were worried that we would have to create all of the
> accounts manually but this was not the case.  There is an autocreate
> setting in Cyrus to include default quota, etc.
> We then found a script for porting all of the imap contents from one
> server to another allowing us to just copy all of the original email.
> It wasn't trivial but it was to complex either.
> We switched because we have many mailboxes that are 1gb plus.
> Unfortunately our line of business requires this space and more.
> Because uw-imap is a single file per mailbox/folder we found significant
> performance issues on these boxes (1mm+ load times weather using imp or
> another imap client).  We have a 7gb email account that works just like
> all of our 20mb email accounts under horde.

Excellent, I was wondering about the conversion issues. I too have a
similar setup as you mention with the possible exception that I keep all
the mail in a DB. I always shyed away from Cyrus because of the different
(and not *classic/traditional* UNIX) mailbox type, and the thought of
attempting to convert them all (with no *known* way to return) was a
bit frightening. :) Happy to hear it's not such a duanting task after all.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

--Chris H.

> Gary
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: imp-bounces at lists.horde.org [mailto:imp-bounces at lists.horde.org]
> On
>> Behalf Of Chris H.
>> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 7:15 AM
>> To: Adrian Chadd
>> Cc: imp at lists.horde.org
>> Subject: Re: [imp] Will IMAP be supported again? [RESOLVED]
>> Quoting Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au>:
>> > On Thu, Apr 27, 2006, Chris H. wrote:
>> >> I was able to resolve the inability to authenticate against the
>> >> imaps server. But life is *alot* slower on horde-3.11 and IMP-4.1
>> >> than it was on horde-3.09. Alot slower.
>> >
>> > I've found that some places in the IMP codebase still seem to want
>> > to walk the entire "folder" space from UW-IMAP even though the
> "hack"
>> > for namespaces is in place. This results in logins seeming to take
>> > forever since IMP was walking the whole homedirectory.
>> >
>> > I've found and squished a couple of these in my local IMP  tree
>> > but I haven't had time to upgrade to the latest code in the IMP
>> > branch. Hopefully I'll find the one place which still tries to read
> the
>> > whole homedirectory through UW-IMAP somehow and squish that. :)
>> Speaking of UW-IMAP hacks, you might be interested in these:
>> http://wiki.horde.org/ImpUWIMAPNamespaces
>> http://wiki.horde.org/ImpImapConfig
>> I've continued to use UW-IMAP for all these years because I've
>> become comfortable with it. That's a big plus when you're
>> administering a huge server farm. But today, I've decided that
>> the hack-and-dash routines required to keep UW-IMAP up to snuff
>> have outlived their usefulness and have become more of a liability
>> than an asset. So I'm in search of a replacement. I need
>> something that is *intended* to be configurable and thereby
>> easily lends itself to adjustment. Visually parsing the source
>> (as is required to configure so much of UW-IMAP) just doesn't
>> get it. The lack of doc's doesn't help either. I kept hoping
>> that that scenerio would change. But I'm done waiting. :)
>> Thanks for your input.
>> --Chris H.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Adrian
>> >
>> >
>> --
>> Shameless self-promotion follows...
>> ... or does it?
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>> FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p12 (SMP - 900x2) Tue Mar 7 19:37:23 PST 2006
>> /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Shameless self-promotion follows...
... or does it?

FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p12 (SMP - 900x2) Tue Mar 7 19:37:23 PST 2006

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