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Old 11-08-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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Postfix - Read Email


I am running a Postfix e-mail server version 2.0.6. I can send and receive mail, and with Webmin I can check email. I need to setup a connection to the mail server so I can read the e-mail using a common mail tool such as outlook express or netscape.

I would like to setup a pop3 connection or some other simple connection to read mail from the server. Does anyone have suggestions as how this can be done. I have read a number of articles and docs and none of them seem to be very clear on this topic.

Thanks in advance, Eric
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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Well Postfix is a MTA and it can't be used as POP3 server. In that case you would require a server capable of the POP3/IMAP protocol - which is for instance dovecot or Cyrus or even Courier.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:21 PM   #3
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Thanks markus. Which pop3 server do you recommend that will work with postfix?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #4
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They all can work with postfix. What I would do is setup pop3s so that everything is encrypted.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:32 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Crashed_Again
They all can work with postfix. What I would do is setup pop3s so that everything is encrypted.
Sounds like a good idea :-)
 
  


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