Dovecot


Installing and setting up Dovecot in Ubuntu 10.04 is easy. All we have to do is set the mailbox format to maildir and we are good to go.

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SMTP Authentication (SMTP Auth) provides an access control mechanism that can be used to allow legitimate users to relay mail while denying relay service to unauthorized users, such as spammers.

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Installing and setting up Dovecot in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or CentOS 6 is easy. All we have to do is to enable the services we would like to provide and we are good to go.

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This article describes how to use a text file or static db file as the source for user accounts in Postfix and Dovecot. This is suitable for very simple mail account requirements. For larger implementations, check out the MySQL virtual accounts or Active Directory/LDAP virtual accounts.

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Backing up your mailboxes is a simple as copying your mailbox folder. This article describes how to backup and restore your Postfix mailboxes using the tar command.

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This article describes how to configure Postfix and Dovecot to use SSL/TLS to encrypt communication. Before you begin, generate an SSL certificate.

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SMTP Authentication (SMTP Auth) provides an access control mechanism that can be used to allow legitimate users to relay mail while denying relay service to unauthorized users, such as spammers.

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LDAP authentication is available in Dovecot starting version 1.0. Since Active Directory is an implementation of LDAP directory services, we can use the LDAP authentication to authenticate Dovecot against an Active Directory server. But for users of Dovecot prior to 1.0 or those having problems with LDAP authentication, we can instead use the Kerberos authentication mechanism in Windows via the Linux PAM.

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This guide will show you how to integrate Active Directory/LDAP into Postfix and Dovecot. In this page, you will learn how to enable Postfix to lookup email addresses in LDAP and how to enable Dovecot to authenticate to an LDAP server.

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Installing and setting up Dovecot in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or CentOS 5 is easy. All we have to do is to enable the services we would like to provide and we are good to go.

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