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Old 06-07-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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posfix with courier maildrop and courier-imap


I have successfully compiled postfix, courier maildrop, courier-imap and courier-authlib.

And i am able to send and receive mails using postfix. But the mails delivered to /var/spool/mail/<username> (Mbox) not in the Maildir.

Please find below the configuration change made in postfix for using maildrop.

home_mailbox = Maildir/
mailbox_command = /usr/local/bin/maildrop -d ${USER}
local_destination_concurrency_limit = 1

Configuration change made in /usr/local/maildrop-1.8.0/maildrop/config.h

#define DEFAULT_DEF "Maildir/"

My maillog shows relay=local.

Please suggest me.

Please note that i dont want to configure for virtual domain. only i need to configure postfix with maildrop and courier-imap.
Old 06-07-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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Here is what I did:

I have created a Maildir directory in /etc/skel that looks like this:

|--- cur
|--- new
|--- tmp

This directory will automatically in the home directory of new users when you create a new user, along with any other files/directories in /etc/skel. You can also create "special" folders, like .Trash, and .Drafts. These are usually created by your mail client when you first define an account. Other folders that I have created, like .sent-mail and .spam. Since they have a "." in the begning, they are hidden in the Maildir, but when you launch your mail client, they will show up as normal folders. Your ~/Maildir shows up in your client as the Inbox, that's why it has it's own set of cur, new, and tmp directories. If we add a new directory in here, and name it ".test" (note the .), and give it cur, new, and tmp subdirectories, it will show up as "test" folder in your client.

Hope it helps.

Please share your configurations on how you have successfully setup Courier-IMAP, maildrop, etc.

Old 10-10-2006, 03:16 AM   #3
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maildrop & Maildir

In /etc/maildroprc put DEFAULT="$HOME/Maildir"
Old 01-17-2007, 04:04 AM   #4
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hi, i m currently facing a problem...
i can't connect to my courier-imap server through outlook express.
i have try to telnet to port 143 but i can't manage to connect successful.
but i can connect to port 25.. no problem for that.. just the port 143.
can anyone provide me the guide to open the port 143? thanks..
courier-imap 2.2.1-0
postfix 2.0.20-1
thank you.
Old 01-17-2007, 04:33 AM   #5
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i've check my port connection.. i can't find port 143.. where can i activate it?
[root@localhost root]# netstat -tnap
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1546/
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1679/couriertcpd
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1923/xinetd
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1690/couriertcpd
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1527/
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1650/sshd
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1772/cupsd
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1741/
tcp 0 144 ESTABLISHED 1864/sshd


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