[Dovecot] Does dovecot do any address checking or referring back to a server?

Uldis Pakuls neko at it4u.lv
Fri May 4 00:27:50 EEST 2007

Charles Marcus wrote:
> I tried to help Wade, but got in over my head.
> I'm sure it is a postfix config issue too, but don't know how to
> resolve it.
> Some particulars about his usage:
> 1. His postfix is NOT authoritative for his domain - he is just using
> it  with fetchmail to grab his email. Since I've never even used
> fetchmail - does he even NEED postfix to do this?
no - fetchmail is enough, but there is one possible reason way use
postfix/LDA - plugins; like sieve,  spam control, vocation messages etc.
otherwise actually even dovecot is not needed; if storage is local file
system it can be assessed directly by mail client.
> 2. All he wants to be able to do is pull all of his mail from where it
> is being hosted, down to a local maildir setup that is served by
> dovecot...
> I hope someone here can help him, because I'd like to know how to do
> this myself...
if postfix is used and delivery is done to local file system it must be
set up as authoritative for his domain (but accepting connection only
from local host/net).  and correct  address mapping (if needed) to local
accounts must be set up.

it seems problem is incorrect "mydestintion" ...


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