I'm looking for an extremely lightweight mail server to handle IMAP/POP3 connections. Maildir backend preferably, with multiple authentication modes (SQL, LDAP, etc).

Any suggestions?


If you are using *nix for your platform, dovecot is pretty much the standard. Nearly every unix distro has it available in its ports / package management system.

If you are on Windows, hmail may be a fair choice.

  • +1 for right on target. – user1797 May 5 '09 at 18:41
  • +1 for the hMail recommendation. I've been using it for a while now and am completely satisfied. – Jordan S. Jones May 5 '09 at 20:33
  • I've been using dovecot for a couple years now, and it just keeps getting better. Speedy, resilient, and easy to diagnose. Great suggestion, +1. – Avery Payne May 9 '09 at 0:47

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