Another neat and useful IMAP feature: You can restrict access to files or directories to email users for that domain only (all or certain email users) without having to issue new usernames and passwords or having to create htpasswd and htgroup files.
3 years , hundreds of clients.. mention IMAP and they say what\'s IMAP. It\'s dead that is what it is. Forget it Nick .. too much work for almost no benifit and it would more then likely cause other problems. Concentrate on polishing what we have man. But I apreachate you asking us
[quote:856d82d12d]3 years , hundreds of clients.. mention IMAP and they say what\'s IMAP. It\'s dead that is what it is. Forget it Nick .. too much work for almost no benifit and it would more then likely cause other problems. [/quote:856d82d12d][quote:856d82d12d]Well, I need to add a dissenting opinion. I\'ve had quite a few clients ask about IMAP... Most are world travellers, etc, and IMAP adds a high level of convenience to checking on email for them.[/quote:856d82d12d]
Nice contrast. :D It all depends on what kind of clients you have. IMAP is quite popular with some email and group scheduling applications and it can also be used in some interesting ways (I\'ve given an example somewhere above).
One other thing, I have had requests for Squirrel Mail (the webmail client) though it will not work without IMAP support... At least, according to what I\'ve read, and I couldn\'t get it to function when I tried to install it. I\'d like to be able to get that particular application installed too.
If it would be possible to have a stable and functional implementation of the IMAP protocol... I\'d definitely want it.
Nick, I can see IMAP being useful, a good reason is, NeoMail is no longer being produced by the creator, so I've been looking to find something to replace neomail that may have a future. All the software I've found generally require an IMAP server, specifically for the folder aspect of the applications.
I don't care if IMAP ever comes out, I'd rather see advances in Cpanel and WHM before a new mail server...
I was going to post a poll asking people if they wanted this also a cupple weeks back (then i found out i dont have access to start a poll). we have some clients who ask about this.
Nick as you know we use both plesk (Blahck) and cpanel here. And so far cpanel match's and offer's more than plesk except for imap. Plesk has a imap, i think this would be a good addition to cpanel. Once this is done, i can allways recommend cpanel over plesk ( i allways do anyway :p )
IMAP was actually working on a couple of the servers we have running cPanel. However, on others, where we actually need it now, we simply cann't make it work. I've checked in /etc/inetd.conf, and the designation is there, /etc/services lists the IMAP port, you can telnet locally on the box and get the IMAP daemon, and a test where telnet was turned back on showed that you could make a connection to port 143 without issue. However, attempting to connect to a test account always results in a login failure. The username has been tried with and without the domain name, the server name has been set to a variety of different naming conventions, and you still can't get connected. The server where IMAP is currently working has exactly the same version of the IMAP mod compiled as the test box where it isn't working. Anybody have any ideas? We do have users who want IMAP, and for one, he actually had it on the working box before his account was moved.