There's a #dovecot IRC channel in
Freenode IRC network. You may ask
questions there, but remember:
- The best use of IRC is for questions that can be answered with single
sentences. Try to ask such questions, and you're more likely to get an
- If your question is a broad or a complex one, it may be better to use
mailing list instead. There are a lot more people reading the mailing list
than reading the IRC channel. Also it is often easier to read a well
written email than it is to read a pageful of IRC messages which may not
make much sense.
- Some people, and especially Dovecot's author, may not always have time
to think about your question, even if he is actively discussing something
else in the channel. If you can't seem to get replies, please use the
mailing list instead.
- IRC is also great for interactive debugging, designing, etc. But
again, remember that people don't always have time.