Configure Dovecot Server

Dovecot-  
Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind


1- Install Package
 

 # yum install dovecoat* -y

2- Open Config File


# vim /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf 


protocols = imap pop3 lmtp






3- Open the file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf and uncomment the line as shown below.


# vi /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf



4- Open the /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-auth.conf and edit as shown below.


 
# vi /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-auth.conf
 
disable_plaintext_auth = no         (line no 9 - uncomment and change from yes to no.)
auth_mechanisms = plain login (line no 97 - add the text "login")


Open the /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf and edit as shown below.


unix_listener auth-userdb {
    #mode = 0600
    user = postfix (line no 83 - uncomment and enter postfix)
    group = postfix (line no 84 - uncomment and enter postfix)


5-Start the dovecot service.


 
# service dovecot start
Starting Dovecot Imap:                                     [  OK  ]
# chkconfig dovecot on


 

Test Dovecot

The commands shown in bold should be entered by the user.


# telnet localhost pop3
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK Dovecot ready.
user user1
+OK
pass user1
+OK Logged in.
list
+OK 1 messages:
1 428
.
retr 1
+OK 428 octets
Return-Path: <user1@ramesh.com>
X-Original-To: user1
Delivered-To: user1@ramesh.com
Received: from localhost (localhost [IPv6:::1])
by server-1.ashu.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 117113FF18
for <user1>; Thu,  7 Feb 2013 17:05:32 +0530 (IST)
Message-Id: <20130207113547.117113FF18@server-1.ramesh.com>
Date: Thu,  7 Feb 2013 17:05:32 +0530 (IST)
From: user1@ramesh.com
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
test
.
quit
 
+OK Logging out.
Connection closed by foreign host.
[root@server ~]# 




Now Working………

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