Dovecot (software)

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Dovecot
The Dovecot logo
Original author(s)Timo Sirainen
Developer(s)Timo Sirainen and contributors
Initial releaseJuly 2002 (2002-07)
Stable release2.1.9[1] / August 1, 2012; 2 months ago (2012-08-01)
Operating systemUNIX-like
TypePOP3 and IMAP server
LicenseMostly MIT and LGPLv2[2]
Websitehttp://www.dovecot.org
 
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Dovecot
The Dovecot logo
Original author(s)Timo Sirainen
Developer(s)Timo Sirainen and contributors
Initial releaseJuly 2002 (2002-07)
Stable release2.1.9[1] / August 1, 2012; 2 months ago (2012-08-01)
Operating systemUNIX-like
TypePOP3 and IMAP server
LicenseMostly MIT and LGPLv2[2]
Websitehttp://www.dovecot.org

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written primarily with security in mind. Developed by Timo Sirainen, Dovecot was first released in July 2002. Dovecot primarily aims to be a lightweight, fast and easy to set up open source mailserver.

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Features

Dovecot can work with standard mbox, Maildir, and its own experimental native high-performance dbox formats.[3] It is fully compatible with UW IMAP and Courier IMAP servers’ implementation of them, as well as mail clients accessing the mailboxes directly.

Dovecot also includes a Mail delivery agent (called Local delivery agent in Dovecot’s documentation), with optional Sieve filtering support.

Dovecot supports a variety of authentication schemas for IMAP and POP access including CRAM-MD5 and the more secure DIGEST-MD5.

Apple Inc. includes Dovecot for email services in Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Security

Dovecot's author takes pride in secure design and implementation. A reward of EUR 1,000 (approximately $1,230 USD, £784 GBP as of August 2012) has been announced for finding any remotely exploitable security flaw.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "v2.1.9 released". 2012-08-01. http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2012-August/000229.html. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  2. ^ "COPYING.LGPL file in dovecot repository". http://hg.dovecot.org/dovecot-2.2/file/8bb23c123ea3/COPYING.LGPL. 
  3. ^ "Mailbox Format: dbox". Dovecot Wiki. 2006-05-12. http://wiki.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/dbox. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Dovecot - Security". Dovecot Web Pages. http://www.dovecot.org/security.html. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 

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