The Book of IMAP

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Mai 2008



IMAP (the Internet Message Access Protocol) allows clients to access their email on a remote server, whether from the office, a remote location, or a cell phone or other device. IMAP is powerful and flexible, but it's also complicated to set up; it's more difficult to implement than POP3 and more error-prone for both client and server.

The Book of IMAP offers a detailed introducion to IMAP and POP3, the two protocols that govern all modern mail servers and clients. You'll learn how the protocols work as well as how to install, configure, and maintain the two most popular open source mail systems, Courier and Cyrus.

Authors Peer Heinlein and Peer Hartleben have set up hundreds of mail servers and offer practical hints about troubleshooting errors, migration, filesystem tuning, cluster setups, and password security that will help you extricate yourself from all sorts of tricky situations. You'll also learn how to:

- Create and use shared folders, virtual domains, and user quotas
- Authenticate user data with PAM, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and LDAP
- Handle heavy traffic with load balancers and proxies
- Use built-in tools for server analysis, maintenance, and repairs
- Implement complementary webmail clients like Squirrelmail and Horde/IMP
- Set up and use the Sieve email filter

Thoroughly commented references to the POP and IMAP protocols round out the book, making The Book of IMAP an essential resource for even the most experienced system administrators.


Introduction PART 1: How to Set Up and Maintain IMAP Servers Chapter 1: Protocols and Terms Chapter 2: POP3 and IMAP at the Protocol Level Chapter 3: Load Distribution and Reliability Chapter 4: Selecting a Filesystem Chapter 5: Complementary Webmail Clients Chapter 6: Migrating IMAP Servers PART 2: Courier-IMAP Chapter 7: Structure and Basic Configuration Chapter 8: Maildir as Email Storage Format Chapter 9: User Data Chapter 10: The Work of a Courier Administrator PART 3: Cyrus-IMAP Chapter 11: Structure and Basic Configuration Chapter 12: A Closer Look at the Configuration Files Chapter 13: Authentication and Safeguards Chapter 14: Advanced Cyrus Configuration Chapter 15: Internal Structure and Modules Chapter 16: Cyrus at the Filesystem Level Chapter 17: Cyrus in a Cluster Appendixes Appendix A: IMAP Command Reference Appendix B: POP3 Command Reference Appendix C: Installing from the Source Code View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF) View the Index (PDF)


Peer Heinlein has been operating an independent ISP in Berlin with his colleagues since 1992. He specializes in mail servers of various sizes and enjoys ambitious Linux projects. He shares his experience in books and trainings.
EAN: 9781593271770
ISBN: 1593271778
Untertitel: Building a Mail Server with Courier and Cyrus. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: No Starch Inc.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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