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Old 26th July 2011, 00:29
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Default which one is better courier vs. dovecot and maildrop vs. sieve

I am using courier as option for pop3/imap deamon in my ispconfig panel and in mailfilter syntex as mail drop without any real problem except very slow load of page in roundcube where there are more than 3k mails in the inbox.

I just for the sake of curiosity I wanted to know as to which one is better and can I change it now without any adverse affect?

also I wanted to use the spam filter sieve plugin for round-cube by using the option sieve.
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Old 26th July 2011, 08:31
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I just for the sake of curiosity I wanted to know as to which one is better and
Some poeple prefer courier, others prefer dovecot. There is no real benefit of one over the other. Courier is the older software, which means that there arent much new features added anymore. But this means also that it is very mature.

I dont think that the slowness in roundcube is lated to the use of courier. Most likely its just slow because roundcube needs to process the list of mails.

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can I change it now without any adverse affect?
No. The mailbox layout is different. You would have to change the mail folder layout manually for every mailbox when you want to switch to dovecot.

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also I wanted to use the spam filter sieve plugin for round-cube by using the option sieve.
Sieve is a filtering language and it is used by dovecot. Courier has a different filter language named maildrop. The maildrop filter language has more functions then sieve.
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Old 26th July 2011, 11:21
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Thank you so much for your elaborate answer.
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