Managing IMAP
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: September 2000
Pages: 410

Virtually everything--not just computers, but every kind of device--is coming on board the Internet, and the two principal applications are the World Wide Web and email. The POP3 model for online-only messaging is being taxed to its limit, and users clearly would like mail servers with more "oomph." More specifically, the demand is for email servers that take advantage of centralized resources to manage mail, rather than heap more tasks on end-user computers. This clamor has resulted in the IMAP protocol being incorporated into virtually every major email server on the market. Those who haven't already installed IMAP are probably planning to do so.

Managing IMAP is a movable feast of IMAP help. It is a handy guide for everyday tasks common to most IMAP servers as well as a concise reference to help navigate the sometimes sparsely and obtusely documented open source software. Whether the goal is more insight into the IMAP server and client or utility software, or big-picture strategic suggestions to get off a legacy system, Managing IMAP is here to help.

This book is both a conceptual and a mechanical IMAP road map. Managers, system integrators, and system administrators on the front lines of Internet messaging will find it a valuable tool for IMAP system provision, maintenance and support. It is also useful if you're considering IMAP for your messaging system. Managing IMAP covers the IMAP protocol, setting up a client, IMAP security, performance monitoring, and tools. Several chapters are devoted specifically to two of the most popular servers: the University of Washington server and Cyrus, and detailed appendixes cover topics such as TCL, procmail, Sieve, and sendmail.

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When will the new edition be available!

By Xilef

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Comments about oreilly Managing IMAP:

This is the best book that I've come across on IMAP, (in fact it is the only book currently available on the subject).

Pop3 in my very humble opinion is not an option for serious enterprise email. We use Cyrus-IMAP at our site and the book was useful in re-enforcing the choice of that particular application for us.

I commend both Dianna Mullet and Kevin Mullet on a work well done.

It is amazing how much work on revising Cyrus-Imap and updating Imap in general has been done, and this leads me to my call for an updated/new edition of the book to be done A.S.A.P. The present book does not tackle the important topic of virtual domains and the brief mention of LDAP not only needs updating, but maybe even an intire chapter. I also look forward to the inclusion of Courier-IMAP in the next book.

I only make these "requests" (ok, ok, demands), because I believe Dianna Mullet, Kevin Mullet and O'Reilly will not fail me ;-).

Most of my bookshelf comprises the O'Reilly book series and I look forward to adding the new edition to mmy bookshelf as soon as it is available.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

 
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By Jakub Svoboda

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Comments about oreilly Managing IMAP:

great book, should have read it before fidling out how to do it.

but the perl scripts, or more the required perl modules gave me some headache.

so i wrote a mbox2cyrus script in php 4.

http://scripts.serverspace.ch/content/linux_sysadmin/mbox2cyrus.phps

of course you need php with the imap ext. installed.

greets from switzerland

 
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By Robert Gabriel

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Comments about oreilly Managing IMAP:

Fantastic book! I'm a neophyte systems administrator who has begun to deal with IMAP.

Apart from being overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of it all, I'm always looking for a definitive, authoritative reference that makes for good bedtime reading (& office reading!).

Looking at the sample chapter has convinced me to purchase this book & I'll do so ASAP.

Plenty of examples & in-depth technical knowledge that us admins seek so earnestly.

O'Reilly has once done it again, with a well deserved highest rating.

 
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By Brian Gibson

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Comments about oreilly Managing IMAP:

I wonder why it was so hard for me to find a book on IMAP! I had to have this special ordered when it should be on every email administrator's bookshelf.

I think it is about time someone wrote a book about this topic. Thanks for thoroughly mapping out what is out there for Open Source IMAP products and

how to implement either the Cyrus or UW Imap server.

 
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By Matt Wall

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Comments about oreilly Managing IMAP:

This is, almost literally, the book I've been wanting about IMAP for five years now. The authors have done a great job in covering all the bases, providing details for the free versions, and giving specifics that are useful without burying the reader under details. I found the quality of the technical information to be excellent, and the subjective evaluations (if I may say so subjectively) are commensurate with my rather extensive experience with the protocols and technology. They also did an excellent job in ferreting out some of the more obscure but useful companion technologies (e.g. ACAP/IMSP) and that in itself is a strong recommendation for this book.

We're recommending it to all our customers. It's a great starting place for those unfamiliar with IMAP architectures, and it's a useful reference even for those of us who've been involved in developing the very tools described.

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