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courier or dovecote?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mambovince, May 25, 2010.

  1. mambovince

    mambovince Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I notice that cPanel default is currently courier on Stable release.
    Some say Dovecote is better and faster.

    Any experienced users here with either courier or dovecote that can tell me of any disadvantages of switching to dovecote?

    Many thanks,

    - Vincent
     
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    I always prefer Courier... it's good and fast... not sure about the disadvantages though but haven't seen any problems so far.
     
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    The advantage of Dovecot is that it has a lower memory footprint, so it can work better on lower memory systems (such as VPS for example). The advantage of Courier is that it can handle time skews and mailbox corruption better than Dovecot.

    The default should be Dovecot for new cPanel installs to my knowledge. We tested this recently on a new cPanel install, and Dovecot was the one selected during the initial WHM wizard. You can always select either during that wizard, though.
     
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