Dovecot versus Postfix

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Wed Nov 14 19:46:18 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 12:34 PM, Jan Sneep <jan at> wrote:
> > ---> Personally I find the dovecot.conf file to be VERY well
> > commented. I think if you look at it carefully you will see your
> > issue. <----
> I have three versions that the Places -> Search for Files found for
> "dovecot.conf" one in /var/lib/ucf/cache, /usr/share/dovecot and
> /etc/dovecot, all of them have the same date & time stamp? Assuming it is
> the one in /etc that I should be looking at?

The one in /etc is the one I'm speaking of. the one in /share may be a
duplicate (in case you mess up the original, but you will make a copy
anyway, won't you?)

> > ALSO you never mentioned what you saw when you configured postfix
> > using the command I mentioned. Did it take care of your issue with
> > postfix?
> So, no I didn't run it ... anychance you have some documentation on what it
> does? and hopefully an explaination about why one would answer the various
> questions one way or the other?

please, just do it. It tells you what it's doing, and if you don't
like what it has done, you can ALWAYS purge and reinstall postfix and
get the brand-spankin' clean configuration again.

dpkg-reconfigure postfix

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