this IMAP stuff is kicking my @$$...
albi at scii.nl
Fri Jan 14 15:44:16 PST 2005
Eric F Crist wrote:
> What I need is a slightly different setup for my users. As I mentioned
> in an earlier email, I want to install an IMAP server. From what I've
> gleaned from various sources, I need to change from mbox format to
> maildir. Is this correct?
no, this is not correct, it depends on which imap-software you should to
run, afaik courier-imap uses the Maildir only, but i know that there are
IMAP-servers which don't rely on the Maildir-format only
there are several scripts/programs on the net to convert mbox to
maildir, and the other way around
> Also, I've come to the understanding that
> IMAP uses a totally different internal MTA, and thus a different user
no, cyrus-imapd does, but most, if not all, of the others don't by default
> Can someone point me in the right direction? I've kinda got
> courier-imap installed from ports, but I can't log in. First off, how
> can I configure courier-imap to use the system accounts? If I can get
> this, I can probably work through the SSL/TLS for IMAP, amongst other
after installation there's this text :
You will have to run /usr/local/share/courier-imap/mkimapdcert to create
a self-signed certificate if you want to use imapd-ssl.
And you will have to copy and edit the *.dist files to *
1) assuming you're using courier-imap 4.0.1.x, do you have the following
in /etc/rc.conf ? :
2) did you look at /usr/local/etc/courier-imap/ ?
change imapd.cnf to your liking and run
that'll give you a self-made SSL-cert to use with courier-imapd-ssl
3) ps auxw|grep courier
should show imapd and the authdaemon running
4) take a look at /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ and read also /usr/ports/UPDATING
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