Re: Configuring Courier
From: Carlos Sousa (csousa_at_tvtel.pt)
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 02:48:40 +0100 To: Debian User <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please reply only to the list, as I'm subscribed and you'll probably
get much better help than mine for your problem. I am *certainly* not
an expert on this, I'm just trying to share my experience.
On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:38:13 +0100 Upayavira wrote:
> Carlos Sousa wrote:
> >On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 20:36:20 +0100 Upayavira wrote:
> >>So, can anyone either (a) help me fix the above or (b) tell me where I
> >>can get help fixing the above or (c) recommend a SMTP/IMAP/Webmail setup
> >>that is relatively easy to configure, and that can be installed with
> >>apt-get from Sarge?
> >(a) and (b) - No, sorry.
> Oh well. Can anyone else answer (a) or (b)?
> >(c) My home machine hosts all mail under my care, and uses Sendmail as
> > MTA, Courier-imap for both secure and unsecure IMAP connections
> > (local or over the internet), Squirrelmail and Apache-ssl for
> > secure remote mail retrievals with a web frontend. It's been
> > working reliably with no maintenance for over a year, surviving
> > all my daily apt-get dist-upgrades (Debian Testing).
> Great. So if you're using courier IMAP, you've got sendmail sending to
> Maildir folders?
sendmail -> procmail -> Maildir folders
I would imagine you could replace sendmail with any other MTA that can
forward to procmail.
> The other bit I didn't mention is that I'll need to support mailing
> lists. I've installed courier-mlm, but haven't got near trying it.
Sorry, never tried to set up mailing lists.
> > The most difficult to set up was Courier-imap, mainly due to my
> > newbieness. The provided documentation was enough, a fair amount
> > of reading will get you through the whole setup.
> I hope it isn't just Courier in general that is hard to set up. What
> were the problems you had with Courier-imap?
I never tried the whole Courier solution, I just use Courier-imap. My
problems with it were mainly that the bits I needed to read were dispersed
throughout the massive, scary-looking documentation provided. But it's all
there. I went through this nearly two years ago, the documentation could
be much better organized now, haven't checked.
> But the idea of having my own server, handling my own mail, with
> webmail, IMAP, mailing lists, etc, and all under my control, is rather
I know the feeling :) Best of luck,
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