step by step dovecot server configuration in centos 6

step by step dovecot server configuration in centos 6

Question : how to configure dovecot server in linux ?

Question : step by step dovecot server configuration in centos 6 ?

Question : what is dovecot and how to configure ?


IP - 10.20.2.33

Hostname - khandwa.lokesh.com

OS - CentOS 6

MTA - Mail Transfer Agent 

SMTP- Simple mail transfer protocol

Port :SMTP -25 | POP: 110 | POPs: 995 | IMAP: 143 | IMAPs: 993

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind. Dovecot is an excellent choice for both small and large installations. It's fast, simple to set up, requires no special administration.
Step 1 

Install Dovecot
# Yum installs dovecot*
step 2 

Configure Dovecot 

configuration file is /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf

          # vi /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf

Go to the bottom and add following  line

protocols = imap pop3
mail_location = maildir:~/mail
pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv


step 3 

Restart Dovecot Service
# service dovecot restart
step 4 

Test your Dovecot connectivity:pop3

# telnet localhost 110





Type quit : for exit

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