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Install/Configure Dovecot
2015/01/19
  Build POP/IMAP Server with dovecot.
[root@mail ~]#
yum -y install dovecot
[root@mail ~]#
vi /etc/dovecot.conf
# line 20: uncomment

protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
# line 214: uncomment and add

mail_location =
maildir:~/Maildir
# line 765: uncomment and add

mechanisms = plain
login
# line 981: change like below

socket listen {
# uncomment

#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 {
# uncomment

# 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
 
# uncomment and change

mode = 0660
# uncomment

user = postfix
# add

group = postfix
# add

}
# uncomment

}
# uncomment
[root@mail ~]#
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dovecot start

Starting Dovecot Imap:
[  OK  ]

[root@mail ~]#
chkconfig dovecot on

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