2012-02-08 installing Dovecot on debian

  • master howto: https://trac.macports.org/wiki/howto/SetupDovecot
  • Install
    sudo aptitude install dovecot
  • Configure
    sudo vim /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
  • Mine reads (it's just meant to access imap files from the local mail server and not to serve outside the localhost):
    protocols = imaps
    listen = localhost:10943
    mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
    protocol imap {
        ssl_listen = *:993
    }
    ssl_disable = no
    ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
    ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
  • Reload
    sudo service dovecot restart

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