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abhis_mail2002 01-11-2005 04:59 AM

how to start pop3 service in fedora core 3 and 2 using dovecot
hi all
i am working o fc2 and fc3.i want to start pop service.i ahve tried using cyrus-imap but i lost all the hopes on i am trying using dovecot latest rpm.i dont know how to start pop service.i just changed /etc/dovecot.conf file in this i edited the protocol line as

protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
and then uncommented the login directory paths.but i am still not able to start pop is showing imap enabled but no sign of pop service.and pls let me know how to check the service is started or not.
hoping for +ve response as soon as possible

reddazz 01-11-2005 06:44 AM

Try using the services option in Fedora Core. To access it, do

Applications -> System Settings -> Server Settings -> Services.

This enables you to choose which services or servers to start when you boot up your system. You can also do it from the command line as follows

#chkconfig dovecot on

This will make dovecot start when you reboot. To start it immediately without a reboot do

#service dovecot start

Hope this helps.

abhis_mail2002 01-11-2005 06:57 AM

thank u reddazz
for u reply.i ahve made the chnages as i said.and started the service dovecot restart it is showing imap is started but no idea about pop.i have checked with chkconfig --list command it is not showing pop is started.
so can u tell me wht shall i do

reddazz 01-11-2005 09:01 AM

I'm not familiar with dovecot, but I think your best bet is to go to the dovecot website or search on google.

abhis_mail2002 01-11-2005 09:40 AM

thank u for u cooperation reddazz

ankush174 02-01-2005 04:35 AM

dovecot as pop3
u have to enable pop3 in dovecot .conf

In FC3 u will find dovecot.conf and uncomment the lines for pop3 logins

protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s

The below two lines are very important if u do this what ever service u will running dovecot will start that service.
If u want imap it will start imap and if u want pop3 it will start pop3
imap_listen = *
pop3_listen = *

imaps_listen =
pop3s_listen =

#ssl_disable = no ########enable it for ssl
ssl_disable = yes

#ssl_cert_file = /usr/share/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem #### enable it for ssl
#ssl_key_file = /usr/share/ssl/private/dovecot.pem #### enable it for ssl

#ssl_parameters_file = /var/run/dovecot/ssl-parameters.dat #####enable it for ssl
#ssl_parameters_file = /var/run/dovecot/ssl-parameters.dat #####enable it for ssl

#disable_plaintext_auth = yes # for ssl
disable_plaintext_auth = no

Enable this line in dovecot for pop3 server
login = pop3

login_executable = /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
mail_extra_groups = mail
default_mail_env = maildir:~/Maildir #### for Maildir/ style

op3_executable = /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3

pop3_use_modules = no
pop3_modules = /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3
auth = default
auth_mechanisms = plain
auth_userdb = passwd ### /etc/passwd
auth_passdb = pam
auth_user = root
auth_username_chars = abc[email protected]

After doing this do this
telnet localhost 110
if it shows dovecot ok ready
Then try with email clients

for errors see /var/log/maillog and also include mail.err in /etc/syslog.conf

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