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

Alan Schmitt alan.schmitt at polytechnique.org
Wed Nov 24 12:31:00 EET 2004

Le 24 nov. 04, à 11:19, Johannes Berg a écrit :

> Alan Schmitt said:
>> I agree with all this, and here the server is "localhost", which is
>> perfectly accessible (at least by telnet). I guess Mail.app developers
>> have not considered this possibility, so they just test for network
>> connectivity instead of access to the server.
> Here's another thought, I don't know if mail.app allows you to do this.
> Evolution allows me to configure a so-called "IMAP command" that is 
> called
> instead of making a connection to localhost:143 and provides an already
> authenticated IMAP connection on stdin/out. I've been using a small 
> script
> that exports a few environment variables and then exec's
> /usr/lib/dovecot/imap to do exactly this -- no network involved and the
> best thing is that I don't even need to enter a password for local 
> access.

Unfortunately I'm afraid this is not possible with Mail.app (I know 
it's possible with recent versions of mutt though). Thanks for the 

Alan Schmitt
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