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Old 11-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
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IMAPS, dovecot, mutt...


Hi,

What is the use of IMAPS?
why should we move dovecot.pem and after that copy?

Why should we go for imaps(dovecot, mutt etc)while we can do via sendmail only.

i know i am lacking of the concept. that is why i would like to know the concept.

pls make it clr to me.

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tofee.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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Are you trying to set up a mail server and you are trying to figure out which ones work?
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:05 AM   #3
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Sir,

I am not configuring mail server. i am studying on this. and can not understand the concept.
pls tell me the concept
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:28 AM   #4
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As a mail user, I like using IMAP because it only downloads the mail headers. In other words, it does not actually download the email or the attachments. It leaves it on the mail server for you to retrieve later. If you use POP, then it will download all your messages and attachments locally on your computer. I would guess the disadvantage of using IMAP with any mail server is that it would probably take up a lot of hard drive space since user's mail are stored on the IMAP server.

I don't use Dovecot but it looks like just mail server programs. Mutt is a text-based mail reader. I don't use it, but I would figure it's lightweight and simple to use.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:34 AM   #5
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thanks sir
 
  


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