LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-09-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
Rafael25
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Exim + Dovecot + virtual users on Centos


Hi,

I have gone through nearly a 20 tutorials to configure dovecot+exim+virtual users on centos.

Can anybody provide a complete solution to all of it ?

Installing Exim
Installing Dovecot
Virtual users
Testing for its working

Can somebody please provide me a proper guide for the same ?

Thanks in advance!!

Regards,
Rafael
 
Old 08-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
snowweb
Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu12, CentOS6
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm trying to do exactly the same thing (except using postfix instead of exim). I've spent all day everyday for more than a week on this now and I'm still searching for answers. It seems it's one big secret!

Thousands of tutorials available, but none that I can find using the latest versions, on my OS (CentOS6.3), using flat files for users/passwords and maildirs for storage.

The 'versions' is very important, because for instance, Dovecot 2.0.9 uses configuration options which don't work in version 1.x.x (which most of the tutorials seem to use). The actual syntax has changed. CentOS6.3 has started includeing SElinux, which blocks Dovecot out of the box! But none of the tutorials that I've seen deal with that.

I contacted the Dovecot mailing list and suggested to them that "I've found the existing documentation largely unhelpful", for which I received a barrage of sarcasm and a very patronizing suggestion that "Google is your friend", accompanied by a link to a even more patronizing animation on how to use it (complete with moving mouse pointer). Did they think I would go to all the bother of joining an archaic mailing list to talk to them, if I hadn't even bothered to search Google for the answers I need?

I don't mean to complain, but there is definitely a hole in the documentation and if I can get the answers I need, I'm planning to document how I did it on my blog to help the next poor sole.

Good luck. I wish I could help.
 
  


Reply

Tags
centos, dovecot, exim


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Postfix + Dovecot + virtual users without a database? MheAd Linux - Server 6 10-18-2011 08:45 AM
create postfix virtual users without dovecot obayda86 Linux - Server 1 05-29-2010 10:41 AM
postfix, dovecot, mysql virtual users problem chrismottershead Linux - Server 1 01-04-2010 07:29 AM
Dovecot doesnt create all folders for virtual users. robertjinx Linux - Server 3 11-03-2008 02:29 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!virtual users config in dovecot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lasantha Linux - Server 3 01-16-2008 05:52 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration