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Install/Configure Dovecot
2011/03/20
  Install Dovecot to Configure POP/IMAP Server. This example shows to configure to provide SASL function to Postfix.
[root@mail ~]#
yum -y install dovecot


[root@mail ~]#
vi /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf


# line 31: change ( if not use IPv6 )

listen =
*


[root@mail ~]#
vi /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-auth.conf


# line 9: uncomment and change ( allow plain text auth )

disable_plaintext_auth =
no


# line 97: add

auth_mechanisms = plain
login


[root@mail ~]#
vi /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf


# line 30: uncomment and add

mail_location =
maildir:~/Maildir


[root@mail ~]#
vi /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf


# line 84-86: uncomment and add

# Postfix smtp-auth
unix_listener /var/spool/postfix/private/auth {
mode = 0666

user = postfix
# add

group = postfix
# add

}

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

Starting Dovecot Imap:
[  OK  ]

[root@mail ~]#
chkconfig dovecot on

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