Dovecot versus Postfix

Jan Sneep jan at
Wed Nov 14 14:36:32 UTC 2007

> > How do you point directly to it with an email client? For
> the POP3 server I
> > would just give it the IP address of ?
> what happens when you do that? Give it the ubuntu username and
> password and IP address and see!

I setup an account in Outlook and for the Pop3 and SMTP I gave it the address and for user name tried "jan" as this is the name of
the mailbox I see in Postfix using Webmin and my PSWD and then told Outlook
to "Send & Receive" and it came back with an error that it couldn't find a
server to talk to. Does Postfix and / or Dovecot use ports other than the
standard 25 & 110?

How come Webmin doesn't have an Icon for looking at the Dovecot mailbox,
does it use the same mailbox that Postfix uses?

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