RE: [SLE] SuSE 10 imapd.conf
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 11:35:59 -0400
Mark Crean [mailto:email@example.com] steered me right with:
> > [snip]
> > Anyway, to my little problem...
> > When I logged in as my normal user, as soon as KDE came up,
> I got an
> > error message:
> > "Error - Konqueror
> > The file:///etc/imapd.conf could not be loaded, as it was
> > not possible to read from it.
> > Check if you have access to this file."
> > The file does not exist at the moment. [snip]
> To begin with, check to ensure that you have an imap server installed
> (for which /etc/imapd.conf would be the config file) and if
> so check the
> readme's for it. If you don't have one installed, then install one
> (there are probably several different ones to choose from). Is it
> configured to start up in the run levels editor and in YaST,
> etc? These
> are just preliminary checks as I don't yet have SuSE 10
> installed - I am
> still downloading the Open version.
I'll start on that as soon as I get home (unless the wife
has other plans for me, or I can persuade her to go see
the new Wallace & Grommit movie...)
I have a few more questions, if somebody is willing:
First, why would the system be looking for IMAP config file?
This was an Install, rather than an upgrade - I kept only
my /home partition. All other partitions were formatted
before the 10.0 stuff went in -- so my thought is that
there'd be no leftovers from 9.3 trying to start IMAP,
Yes, I did want IMAP (and made the firewall settings to
accomodate it during the install process), but I have not
been using it previously. My mail handling has been
KMail dealing directly with my ISP's POP3 and SMTP servers.
Unless somebody warns me off of it, I would like to try
using YaST to make my machine into a receive-side server,
1) stop using KMail on that computer
2) have fetchmail fetch the mail from the ISP's POP server
3) fetchmail hands off to IMAP, which then serves to any
requesters on my house LAN
4) I use my laptop to read my mail from that IMAP server
5) When I send mail from the laptop, it goes directly to
the ISP's SMTP server, not through my (soon-to-be) new
local mail server.
I did try this with SuSE 9.3, and was not successful. I
started off with YaST, and then tried getting things to
actually work by direct editing of main.cf, master.cf
and other files. Possibly the difficulty arose because I
didn't know what I was supposed to want to do when I
started, and might have introduced some unnecessary
variables that I never cleaned up when people on this
list guided me to a more sensible, streamlined solution
than I originally envisaged. Anyway, with business travel
and other impediments, and with 10.0 nearly released, I
decided just to wait for 10.0 and start fresh.
So, here I am, all fresh-faced and eager, with a new,
full SuSE 10.0 install (including one YOU session last
What I want to know now is:
a) Is my description above (5 steps) a good one for a
house with three PCs, two regular users, and only
occasional visitors? All I really want is a simple,
rugged, local mail server so that I can read and write
my mail on any of several PCs and not have that mail
sequestered on any one client PC.
b) Does YaST allow me to configure the full server-side
solution if I'm keeping it as simple as described above,
or will I still need to be digging around in conf files?
Kevin (hoping to get it right and not break anything this time)
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