> I'm looking for a _good_ IMAP server that supports Maildir/ natively.
> Courier-IMAP is the only one I could find, and it's crap. Too slow and
> kills the resources on the machine (esp. with something like Pine that
> keeps the IMAP session open until you quit).
I wish that I could recommend UW imapd as a substitute for Courier, but I
doubt that you'd get any relief with UW imapd as long as Maildir is a
requirement. UW imapd is not distributed with Maildir support, and the
third-party Maildir drivers for UW imapd which I have seen will probably
deliver at least as crappy performance as you're already experiencing.
I don't think that a Maildir driver for UW imapd written by me would do
significantly better (this is why I don't want to get into the Maildir
The author of Courier specifically designed it for Maildir, so I suspect
that Courier is as best as you can get with that format.
If you're willing to consider alternative formats, then you have some very
strong options with both UW imapd and Cyrus.
Quote:> I dunno about Cyrus or whatever, but don't really want to use that as it's
> recommended for machines that aren't usually used for logging in to the
Cyrus doesn't use maildir. It uses its own format which involves a
database for all the message metadata.
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