Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
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.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2002, 04:38 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: RH7.3 & YDL2.1
Posts: 124

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question IMP, IMAP, POP3, what do I need... ?

Got sort of an easy question to those who know or have done this, or even know a person who has done this... but since I havn't yet, I don't rightly offhand know the answers.

Now that I have confused you, let me confuse you some more with my actual question...

I have a server all setup with apache/php/mysql/sendmail outbound. I want to put in a web only mail type thinkamajig, and am curious what extra components I may need. I have looked at IMP and it looks great far as webmail goes, but I doubt it works with virtual domains and virtual users of those domains (cant install it to find out, cause I dont know have all the needed software to install it).

Since sendmail handles the outgoing of mails ... do all I need to install for a webmail type package is a single IMAP or POP3 software? Just baffled... I am sure this all isnt difficult, but you all know how manuals and docs/howtos make things more difficult than they are

Basically I just need something that collects mail to a domain/domains, then a web interface to get/send that mail.
Old 08-02-2002, 05:40 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,697

Rep: Reputation: 232Reputation: 232Reputation: 232
Sendmail bot sends and receives mail. You need only the web interface (many to choose from).
Old 08-02-2002, 10:24 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: RH7.3 & YDL2.1
Posts: 124

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes... but sendmails abilities lack so greatly its sad.

I will go with CourierMTA, as it is all one package, and its really easy to setup hundreds of virtual domains and virtual users all of which are not filling up the UNIX passwd files. I will use sendmail as the 'outbound' ... as that is about all I find it useful for.


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
pop3/imap client? Thinking Linux - Networking 2 05-06-2005 11:30 AM
POP3 Imap Problems Cynthia Blue Linux - Software 2 11-13-2004 10:55 PM
IMAP works but IMAP TLS doesn't under PHP (Horde IMP) theparadigm Linux - Software 0 11-17-2003 12:35 AM
imap and pop3 won't start cmritter Linux - Networking 9 06-20-2003 06:16 PM
Question on Imap and Pop3 cojo Linux - Software 2 06-17-2003 09:51 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.

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