Let me precursor this by saying I've been using Linux for about a month now, and am just about as newbie as it gets. I'm also an MCSE, which probably makes it worse.
Anyhow, I have a box that I'm trying to get a basic IMAP server running on. Basically all I need to do is to be able to send email to myself using Evolution.
Here's what I can tell you:
The server is running DNS and xinetd. mail.myserver.gov is listed in dns, and a 'host mail.myserver.gov' gives me back the correct IP.
I'm logged in as root.
In the GUI, xinetd and imap are checked and RH says they're started. In xterm, a ps -ax | grep xinetd brings me back xinetd running with a PID, but the same search for imap(anything) gives me nothing.
I setup Evolution with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
, IMAP, server mail.myserver.gov. It *seems* that the server is responding and asking me for a password, but the root password doesn't take.
I have the feeling that IMAP isn't running, but I'm not really sure where to configure/start it. I assume it should have a PID if it is, correct?
If all I need is xinetd running, my question then is how do I configure mail accounts on the server? I have the Sams "RH9 Unleashed" book that I'm pouring over, but it focuses more on client and sendmail configuration than server side. (Actually, it says "Redhat has configured it for you".
I've RTFM'd, I've googled, I've cursed and pouted, but I still can't get this thing to send/recieve email. It doesn't need client connections right now - just to be able to email itself using IMAP within Evolution, preferably logged in as root.
So the questions:
- How do I get IMAP to run if it isn't?
- How do I add/config/set passwords for user accounts if all I need is xinetd?
- Am I missing some packages? (I did a complete apt-get update on the machine already)
I apologise if this is vague, I'm a Windows geek trying to make the switch, so if I'm asking the wrong questions or not giving the right information, that's why.
Thanks very much for any insight you may take the time to give me. I work for the Department of Defense, and this server is for the FBI. So as you can imagine, I'm pretty anxious to get it working and off my desk and into the "completed" list.