[Dovecot] Two newbie problems
refdoc at gmx.net
Fri Sep 7 17:06:42 EEST 2007
Tim Bates wrote:
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> 1. I see my email fine on my laptop in an IMAPS account,
>> but it doesn't get updated - I mean I don't get any new email -
>> until I run kmail on my server.
> Is that because kmail is downloading it from your ISP/email host using
> What I assume you are trying to do is host your emails but not run your
> own SMTP server, correct? For the purposes of having access to the same
> email collection from multiple PCs (without needing to keep them on the
> ISP server).
kmail will download your emails and put them into the mail directory -
and then they become visible to you via dovecot. Dovecot will not
download emails itself automatically but something else needs to do this.
You could either run fetchmail as a demon or run from a cronjob getmail
to collect regularly all your mail.
I went with getmail as it seems to be a lot simpler and more stable,
others might have a different opinion.
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