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.
protocols = pop3 pop3s imap imaps mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir/ pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv imap_client_workarounds = delay-newmail outlook-idle netscape-eoh pop3_client_workarounds = outlook-no-nuls oe-ns-eoh
For 64-bit users: Add the line login_process_size = 64 in the file /etc/dovecot.conf.
Lines starting with # are comments. The last two line enables workarounds for various client bugs. Save the file after completing your changes.
Sample dovecot session. Replace johndoe and password with any valid user name and password.
[root@mail ~]# telnet localhost pop3 +OK dovecot ready. user johndoe +OK pass password +OK Logged in. list +OK 1 messages: 1 622 . retr 1 +OK 622 octets Return-Path: <email@example.com> X-Original-To: johndoe Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Received: from localhost.localdomain (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1]) by mail.acme.local (Postfix) with SMTP id 9729067C17 for <johndoe>; Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:06:37 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <20070222140640.9729067C17@mail.acme.local> Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:06:37 -0500 (EST) From: email@example.com To: undisclosed-recipients:; X-IMAPbase: 1172153557 1 Status: O X-UID: 1 Content-Length: 5 X-Keywords: test . quit +OK Logging out. Connection closed by foreign host. [root@mail ~]#
If you encounter any problems, check the log file at /var/log/maillog.
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