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Re: POP3?

On Monday 04 April 2005 18:44, Knute Johnson wrote:
> I'm setting up a mail server and need a pop3 server (or should I use
> IMAP) for roaming around with my laptop.  I looked at dovecot but I
> think that is more for IMAP.  I want a server that can use SASL (or
> something similar) for the login.  I'm running XP on my laptop and
> using Pegasus for my mail client.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dovecot can handle both IMAP and POP. I've used it for both and it's quite 
handy and easy to configure. Take a look at /etc/dovecot.conf to configure 
it, the file is heavily commented so that helps. You may also want to take a 
look at the Dovecot website WIKI for installation / doc / configuration. 

If all you want is to login using existing username on the server 
(ie. /etc/passwd), then you hardly need to change anything. Just enable 

"service saslauthd start"
"chkconfig saslauthd on"

I can say I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to configure all this. 


Reuben D. Budiardja
Dept. Physics and Astronomy
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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