[Dovecot] [OT] Apple Mail.app access to localhost imap when no network

Rob Davies rob at ftp.rjdarts.com
Tue Nov 23 03:52:25 EET 2004

On 22 Nov 2004, at 6:26pm, Alan Schmitt wrote:

> Hello,
> Sorry for the offtopic subject, but I tried asking this on some Apple 
> mailing lists and could not find an answer there, and as it's related 
> to imap (provided by dovecot), someone might know something about 
> this.
> The problem is the following: I have a local IMAP server provided by 
> dovecot,

Local as your machine you are using or local area network?

> so that I can store my mail in maildir format, and read it both using 
> mutt and Apple Mail.app. Mail.app is configured to access 
> localhost:143 to access mail.

So this says it is machine you are using?

> However, I discovered that when there is no network connection (no 
> ethernet cable plugged in and no wifi network), Mail.app is saying 
> that it's working in disconnected mode and refuses to access the imap 
> server.

If it is your machine you are using try using its actual IP address.

> Would someone have a suggestion as to what to do to allow connected 
> access to localhost when no network is present? I'm very new to OS X 
> (I come from Linux).

If you have specified a specific interface through dovecot.conf, change 
it too imap_listen = *


Rob Davies
rob at rjdarts.com

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subject-communtiy, especially the existence in the world of the 
manufactured objects." Sartre.

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