[Dovecot] Proxy IMAP/POP/ManageSieve/SMTP in a large cluster enviroment

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jul 19 20:11:16 EEST 2010

On Sun, 2010-07-18 at 18:22 -0300, Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes wrote:
>      - In case we use a Proxy with dovecot we know we can use it with
> IMAP/POP but are not sure for ManageSieve and more important for SMTP. The
> question is, how can we proxy for the same user IMAP/POP/ManageSieve and
> SMTP delivery to mailbox at the same time, can the incoming mail gateways
> send the email to the proxy servers and dovecot proxy the request for smtp
> or lmtp appply the same proxy criteria that uses for the protocols IMAP and
> POP and send the email to the correct backend server and this server do the
> final delivery?? I mean proxy all the protocols for a user
> IMAP/POP/SMTP-LMTP?? Any example...

ManageSieve can be proxied exactly the same as IMAP/POP3. Use LMTP for
mail delivery and then you don't need to worry about SMTP. So you can
use Dovecot proxying for IMAP, POP3, ManageSieve and LMTP.

More information about the dovecot mailing list