[UFO Chicago] Personal Groupware server

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sat Nov 27 20:22:07 CST 2004

At bare minimum, I'm looking for an IMAP mail server to move my 2 GB 
mail archive to and be the receiving end of an MX record for my domain. 
  If that's all I'm going to do, then just apt-get apache php postfix 
uw-imap (or other suggestions?) squirrelmail.  No problem.

However, I'd prefer to setup something to server-sync PIM data as well, 
hence the interest in a groupware server.  I also would just like to be 
able to say that I've successfully setup and run a groupware server, 
even if the only group is me. :-)  I'm really not interested in 
something web based except as a backup (squirrelmail being fine), as 99% 
of the time I'll be accessing data from either Kontact or a Palm.

I'm not familiar with WebDAV, beyond the fact that it's highly complex 
and is the underpinning for a dozen other things rather than a protocol 
one uses directly.  Isn't it?

Ian Bicking wrote:

> What are you really looking for?  Groupware usually means groups, and it 
> sounds like you're just doing this for yourself.  If it's just email, 
> then an IMAP server will work fine.  I've used dovecot with mbox, and it 
> might also support maildir; I had used uw-imapd, but found it to be 
> totally opaque when it didn't work (but easy when it did work).
> A lot of the webmail clients use IMAP natively; squirrelmail is one 
> that's packaged with Debian and easy to set up.
> Maybe a WebDAV server would also be useful; this is easy to set up with 
> Apache and mod_dav.  Usermin includes some web-based file management 
> stuff.  I personally don't know what is good for an address book, and 
> even less so for calendaring.  I think there are some tools that work 
> ontop of WebDAV (dumb server, smart client).  And a ton of PHP web-based 
> calendars and address books.

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