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  • 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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    How to configure Dovecot server in Red Hat Linux How to configure Dovecot server in Red Hat Linux Reviewed by admin on Thursday, August 09, 2012 Rating: 5

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