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    Thursday, August 09, 2012

    How to configure Dovecot server in Red Hat Linux

    Dovecot is an IMAP and POP3 server

    Prerequisites before starting with the configuration

    Make sure the required package are installed
    # rpm -qa | grep dovecot
    If the package is not installed by default then use yum for the same
    # yum -y install dovecot
    Make the following changes as shown below
    # vi /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
    protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
        protocol imap {
     listen = *:143

    # ssl_listen = *:10943
    # ..
      }
      protocol pop3 {
      listen = *:110

    # ..
      }
    # protocol managesieve {
    # listen = *:12000
    # ..
    # line 211: uncomment and add
    mail_location =maildir:~/Maildir
     mechanisms = plain login
     socket listen {  

     # master {
    # Master socket provides access to userdb information. It's typically
    # used to give Dovecot's local delivery agent access to userdb so it
    # can find mailbox locations.
    #path = /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
    #mode = 0600
    # Default user/group is the one who started dovecot-auth (root)
    #user =
    #group =
    #}
     client {      
    # The client socket is generally safe to export to everyone.  Typical use
    # is to export it to your SMTP server so it can do SMTP AUTH lookups
    # using it.
    path = /var/spool/postfix/private/auth-client
    mode = 0660
    user = postfix
    group = postfix

    }  
    }      

    # service dovecot restart

    If you get any error messages then look for the log file located inside
    # cat /var/log/messages
    # cat /var/log/maillog



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