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Old 12-02-2003, 12:34 AM   #1
twantrd
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Pop & Imap together


Hi,

I have searched through the forums and it looks like most people use either one but not both. I use exim3, qpopper, procmail and they work flawlessly. Now, I want to add courier-imap to the mix. Part of my exim.conf looks like this:

local_delivery:
driver = appendfile
group = mail
mode = 0660
mode_fail_narrower = false
envelope_to_add = true
return_path_add = true
file = /var/spool/mail/${local_part}

directory=${home}/Maildir
maildir_format = true
prefix = ""

When I try to send a test message using 'mail' command it states:

2003-12-01 22:07:30 Exim configuration error for local_delivery
only one of "file" or "directory" can be specified

Therefore, how do I use imap and pop together or is that not possible with exim? I have checked to see if the imapd is running and it is. The distro I'm using is debian woody. Any suggestions are very welcomed Thank you guys.


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Old 12-02-2003, 01:08 AM   #2
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I can say that there is no problem running both imap and pop together on a server and most email clients should be able to do both.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Looks like exim will only take "file" or "directory" and not both. I know that Courier-imap needs to use Maildirs. In this case, how would I do it so that I can run both pop and imap? Can I just make a link from /var/spool/mail/(username) to /home/(username)/Maildir? However, I think it's a bit more complicated than that

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Old 12-03-2003, 02:02 PM   #4
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Hi,

Anyhow, it looks like my imap works now. I ditched courier-imap and installed uw-imap. At first it wasn't working but I sent a test e-mail and then all of a sudden my entire 'inbox' content showed up. Perhaps my qpopper put some kind of lock on the e-mail. All is working well now. Thank you.

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