[Dovecot] Which comes first after postfix, dovecot or cyrus-sasl?

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at cardgate.net
Mon Aug 22 07:14:02 EEST 2005

Mike wrote:
> Hello Group,
> Now I want to move forward and integrate dovecot imap server to work
> with postfix.  I understand that I need some way for users to be
> authenticated by the imap server, so I also want to use cyrus-sasl. 
> Ultimately I want to provide a webmail interface using apache and
> squirrelmail to my users.

Umm... no.

Dovecot comes with its own SASL implementation, which will save you the pain and 
mental anguish of having to touch Cyrus-SASL.

If Postfix is delivering mail, then once you have Dovecot installed, you just 
need to tell it where to find the mail, user list, and passwords, and you're 
off.  It really can be that simple.

> I'm finding many different examples on the net that install the
> software components in very different steps.  I'd like a push in the
> right direction as to what is most logically installed next to achieve
> the goal.

Curtis Maloney
cmaloney at cardgate.net

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