[Dovecot] message-of-the-day feature?

Steven F Siirila sfs at tc.umn.edu
Thu Apr 19 21:15:23 EEST 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 06:22:05PM +0200, Jakob Hirsch wrote:
> Quoting Odhiambo WASHINGTON:
> > We have something like that with tpop3d (Chris Lightfoot's). tpop3d is 
> > nolonger maintained but it's rock solid as a POP3 daemon. It gives this
> > feature via some perl hooks (plugin, I'd call it, for lack of the proper
> > word atm) and works very well.
> > It serves the "bulletin" without any reference to the MTA, and keeps a 
> > DB of those users who have received/retrieved/pop-ed the bulletin(s)
> > so that they don't get them twice.
> You can do just that with dovecot, see
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/PostLoginScripting
> It's not very good performance-wise, because you spawn extra processes
> for each login, but it depends on your setup/use-case how much it
> affects you.

That's worth noting, but...

What about getting notices out to those folks whose IMAP client stays
connected (sometimes for days on end)?


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