dovecot-postfix & Java

Avi Greenbury lists at
Sun Aug 26 14:53:24 UTC 2012

Thufir wrote:

> Don't know why I didn't notice that earlier in aptitude!  Anyhow,
> what are people's thoughts on this?  I don't see any documentation,
> at least not off the bat.  It uses IMAP or POP3? 

I've not used that particular package, but Postfix and Dovecot has been
my standard mailer for a while. Dovecot will speak IMAP and/or POP3,
in cleartext and/or SSL. Neither's likely to be found lacking. 

> I want to use Java to parse messages, and that seems difficult with
> just postfix.  Apparently doveadm works well..?  You can use Java
> with it?

How is your java expecting to interact with it? You can pipe mail into
scripts and binaries with /etc/aliases which wouldn't require an IMAP or
POP server, but if your app only speaks POP or IMAP I suppose you'll
need one of them :)


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