Changing from POP3 server to IMAP server
freebsdsl1 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 30 12:42:01 PDT 2003
I will start going through lifewithqmail.org. Would like to clear few more things:
In mailserver I think the messages will be stored in var/mail/accountname (correct me if i am wrong). I have very less disk space for /var. This was not a concern with POP3 because messages get deleted from server. Now with IMAP i think i need to do something for it. Is there a way to direct mails to /usr. Does this message redirection create any problem in configuring MUA?.
Chris Pressey <cpressey at catseye.mine.nu> wrote: On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:18:54 -0500
> Hi Chris,
> --On Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:03:33 AM -0700 Chris Pressey
> > Er - you mean running two different MTA's on different interfaces on
> > the same machine? Sure, I guess you could do that, if you wanted...
> Actually, I was referring to running a MUA that does not use the
> Sendmail switch automatically, as Mutt would use, but something like
> KMail, or whatever, which requires one to put in the SMTP address
Ah. Well, I admit I'm less familiar with setting qmail up to play nice
with MUAs. In fact I must make a guilty confession: I'm still making
qmail deliver to mbox format until I can figure out how to get Sylpheed
to grok Maildirs. I haven't used Mutt or KMail yet, either.
> > I'm just referring to how FreeBSD's MTA wrapper lets you switch
> > between sendmail, qmail, and any other sendmail-compatible MTA (say,
> > Postfix) without too much effort.
> Okay, I am now seeing a better appreciation of how this FBSD MTA
> wrapper works, allowing one to switch MTAs almost on the fly... cool
I'm not sure it could do it on the fly... but pretty darn close, yeah :)
> Thanks for your input..
Glad I can help.
And you're right, Life with Qmail is probably the best qmail tutorial on
the net. (When I first set up qmail, I went solely on djb's docs --
*ouch*! It took like a week to even begin to figure it out.) I didn't
mean to imply that LwQ is lacking FreeBSD information, just that if
you're going to run qmail under FreeBSD, it's good to keep abreast to
FreeBSD developments that affect MTAs... because unlike qmail, FreeBSD
changes regularly :)
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