[Dovecot] Confusion when trying to set up a first postfix+dovecot mailserver
Hans J. Albertsson
hans.j.albertsson at branneriet.se
Sat Jul 21 12:24:09 EEST 2012
I'm trying to set up a first test for a dovecot + postfix (+ many other
things) mail server for about 1000 accounts, and I keep stumbling on
confusing inconsistencies in the HowTo documents I'm trying to follow.
I tried to do a simple setup with virtual users using a howto saying it
was for just that and that it's for Dovecot 2.x, and it shows a few text
chunks to put in files, and then says it's better to do the changes in
the example-config conf file....
And then the whole structure of config files and dirs is totally
different from what is implied in the howto. And of course it won't run.
Probably because of the structure of a conf.d dir is multiple files, and
the instructions are explicitly written for the case of having a single
Can anyone suggest an order in which to read docs that will take me thru
w/o being totally confusing?
I would very much like to be able to enable bit by bit, rather than have
to understand all of dovecot before I can even begin to test it.
P.S: I want to setup a server using
postfix+dovecot+tls+virtualusers+maildir+dspam+mailman, at least that's
the target I'm aiming for.
Please suggest a good HowTo for this setup that will not be too confusing.
Also, Sorry if I sound like a whining kid: I am new to dovecot and
postfix, but I was a software support engineer for Sun for ages, and I
should really be able to manage this if I just had some consistent and
non-confusing HowTo or Tutorial to follow as a first try.
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