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Old 09-16-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
Hamsjael
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IMAP server SuSE 9.0 missing documentation


Does somebody have anu experience configuring and using imapd from SuSE 9.0 with squirrelmail ?

I cant fin ANY documentation for it, all it states is to enable it in xinetd. I have done that.

Maybe i am stupid but doesnt an IMAP server require some configuration ?? Folders and the sort.

There is a man page, but it says nothing usefull. There are no configuration files i can find?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 09:55 AM   #2
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As far as I can make out from googling, SuSE ships with Cyrus imapd, the documentation for which is here: http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/imapd/

Normally, documentation is installed under /usr/share/doc/packages/packagename
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:27 AM   #3
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I also tried Cyrus IMAP and Courier, but the version of squirrelmail that ships with suse is pre-configured to use uw-impad, which is was the one i tryed.

I gave that up and got Cyrus imap working, but then SuSe has mandatory ssl compiled in to the imap server (silly if it is only accesed by localhost for squirrelmail).

So i finally dumped Suse and got it working on FreeBSD instead with Cyrus IMAP and Sendmail.

This "security feature" with mandatory ssl, reeeaally smells like microsoft windows "security"... hurraahh for FREEBSD :-D
 
Old 10-24-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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Re: IMAP server SuSE 9.0 missing documentation

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Originally posted by Hamsjael
Does somebody have anu experience configuring and using imapd from SuSE 9.0 with squirrelmail ?

I cant fin ANY documentation for it, all it states is to enable it in xinetd. I have done that.

Maybe i am stupid but doesnt an IMAP server require some configuration ?? Folders and the sort.

There is a man page, but it says nothing usefull. There are no configuration files i can find?
No it can work see my configuration below
 
Old 10-24-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Suse 9.0 IMAP and Squirrelmail a working solution

Suse 9.0 default IMAP installation does not let you autenticate in clear text. This clearly advertised when you check the IMAP setting. This solution uses ONLY the default setting of Suse 9.0.

The version of squirrelmail provided with Suse 9.0 support TLS but does not support the STARTTLS command but required a dedicated port for the TLS IMAP server. This is explained in the documentation.

THE SOLUTION.

1) Activate IMAP and IMAPS from YAST. You can also do from /etc/xinit.d/imap if you knwo what you do :-)

2) configure squirrelmail to find your IMAPS server without using the STARTTLS command which is not supported.

# su to rrot
# go on the squirrelmail default directory
cd /srv/www/htdocs/squirrelmail
#start the configure script.
./configure
# select Server setting menu
2
# select Update IMAP Settings
A
# select IMAP Port and provide your dedicated IMAPS port (default 993)
993
# Activate TLS option
7
# your IMAP sub menu look like this
# IMAP Settings
# --------------
# 4. IMAP Server : localhost
# 5. IMAP Port : 993
# 6. Authentication type : login
# 7. Secure IMAP (TLS) : true
# 8. Server software : other
# 9. Delimiter : detect

# save your configuration
S
# you can read email from squirrel
# If SMTP is running you can also send mails.

# YOU ARE DONE
 
  


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