[Probably a bit OT] A question about mail systems
listreader at lazlarlyricon.com
Sat Jan 8 12:26:31 UTC 2011
I have several e-mail addresses, and to make it easier to read them all,
I use fetchmail to get the messages from the servers and deliver them to
one local account. And I have a POP3 server running so I can read that
local account's mail from e.g. thunderbird or even from my cell phone.
The POP3 server I use is mail/popd from the ports, but I'm not very
happy with it. Among other things it occasionally messes up attached
files, so I want to switch.
Moreover, I'd like to use maildir instead of a single file mailbox, so
I'd like to switch from sendmail to e.g. postfix.
The problem is that my knowledge about e-mail configuration is somewhat
limited. I've found several tutorials and HOWTOs on getting postfix and
either a POP3 or an IMAP server up and running, but they were all aimed
at quite advanced setups, meant for serving entire domains, and most of
them involved having the users in a MySQL database. I've fiddled a bit
with it, but I can't seem to get postfix to deliver the mail.
So here's what I want to do.
1. Have fetchmail get the messages.
2. Have an MTA (is that the right name, I always confuse them) deliver
them locally to a maildir.
3. Have either a POP3 or an IMAP server from which I can retrieve the
messages to whichever client I choose.
1 isn't a problem unless I need to make some radical changes.
How do I set up 2 in the easiest possible way? Can anyone point me to a
tutorial or HOWTO that I've missed? Or perhaps give me some tips on how
to do it?
For 3, can anyone recomend a good server that's easy to get up and
running and which, obviously, handles maildir? Preferably one that can
do both POP3 and IMAP, in case my needs change later. A good tutorial or
HOWTO, or maybe some pointers?
If I've left something out or I need to clarify anything, please let me
know. I'll do what I can to help you help me. :)
Thanks in advance,
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