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  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (25 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059600012X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596000127
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,446,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Plain old Post Office Protocol (POP) is fine for just logging in and grabbing your e-mail from a dial-up service, but more elaborate mail-management and messaging solutions require a more capable protocol. The Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP) fits the bill by allowing you to pull off all sorts of mail-management tricks. With IMAP, a single user can see the same messages and folders on many computers, or multiple users (members of a sales team, say) can each integrate a common folder into their individual organisational hierarchies. Managing IMAP shows how to perform these feats and many others, and presents a rigorous comparison of IMAP clients and servers.

On the server side, the book focuses on the University of Washington IMAP server--the standard implementation that IMAP inventor Mark Crispin wrote--and the feature-rich Cyrus IMAP server. The features of each are explained, in addition to how each integrates with its operating system. "Common Tasks" for each are covered, including details of precisely what system administrators have to do to establish access privileges on a mailbox, add users, set up shared folders and so on through their respective feature sets. Most of the how-to material takes the form of "type this, get that" listings, with plenty of annotation that explains what's going on. Later sections are platform-neutral, covering security (perhaps better covered in specialised texts), spam filtering and performance optimisation. Managing IMAP has done a great job of cataloguing and commenting upon the various IMAP administration utilities that exist. --David Wall

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It's an invaluable resource for anyone faced with tasks as IMAP system provision, maintenance, administration, and performance tuning. -- Jeff W.Durham, Unix Review.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Russell on 23 Aug. 2004
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Bought this book in mid-2004. Informative, but some of the material is a bit dated. It was published in 2000.
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By Mr. W. P. Corlett on 9 Dec. 2013
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It does not describe how to use IMAP at all, day to day. I bought only because of the cheap price.
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The book covers most aspects of the subject topic. The first 5/6 chapters give a description of IMAP which fulfilled my requirements in understanding IMAP from the client end. There are 10 chapters on server configuration plus related issues. A lot more info than I really needed.
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OK Book but not Excellent 15 May 2006
By R. soto-navarro - Published on Amazon.com
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I give this book a grade C. It talks about the benefits of IMAP and about the most popular IMAP servers Cyrus-Imap and WU-IMAP. It shows an intro to both these servers but it does not go into technical details. I had to go to other sources in order to find out how to setup Cyrus IMAP properly and how to troubleshoot it. I wish they had a more recent Revision like the other O'Reilly books that are kept updated. There are a lot of differences between the IMAP servers of the year 2000 and the IMAP servers in 2006. I wish there was an O'Reilly technical book on just Cyrus-IMAP and anotherone for Dovecot-IMAP (my second choice for an IMAP server). Someone needs to write a new IMAP book, please!
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good practice, but not general enough 31 July 2002
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The big limitation here is that this book concentrates on a couple of open-source packages, so lots of time is spent detailing their intricacies. I would think that a more general book on IMAP4 protocol would be helpful.
But there are good examples of CGI scripts that monitor and manage mail servers, for instance, that can be adapted by the creative sysadmin to many other purposes. I also wish that there was a CD-ROM disc, or website with the source code. Typing in code from a book is a drag. The good thing is that you can modify it and make it your own as you type it in.
Good Rapid Admin Information 10 Jan. 2010
By Mark Train - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are a *NIX sysadmin you don't have a lot of time to learn every application you're expected to support in the depth you'd like to. This is one of those books that gets you the information you need to make decisions about which versions of IMAP to implement, why, and how to manage them and the pro's and con's. Also had some good migration commands. Good quick ref for CYRUS, etc.
a must for administrators 12 Nov. 2013
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Has some fluff. But if you are actually "responsible" for the maintenance of an imap system, it is a good reference text.
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Does not cover the prerequisites 10 Aug. 2001
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If you are looking to find out about the IMAP protocol - This book is very good, I bought it to help me install the Cyrus imap server. The book covers the installation of cyrus but it does not cover the prerequisites. I found the hardest part of setting up the Cyrus server was dealing with the software prerequisites, i.e. tcl and cyrus sasl. If you are interested in learning about the IMAP protocol, this is the book, if you are interested in setting up Cyrus - save your money.
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