Lost email

Phil Dobbin bukowskiscat at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 13:17:51 UTC 2012

On 12/04/2012 06:01 PM, David Fletcher wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-12-04 at 17:19 +0000, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> Do you have any links to a reliable guide on how to set this up on
>> Ubuntu 12.04 server? I have a cloud vps that is vastly underused just
>> running Gitlab at the moment, so I'd like to give it a try & if it works
>> OK for me I can either spin up another vps or just use an old Poweredge
>> 650 I've got lying about gathering dust.

> On my little home server setup, it looks like all I did was install
> dovecot, then set up the protocols I wanted to use which is very near
> the top of the config file. In the config file it suggests looking at
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/QuickConfiguration
> Elsewhere, it says that dovecot is pretty good at finding your email and
> serving it up to you when your client logs in, so I didn't do anything
> else I think and it "just works". The mail on my server account is in
> ~/Maildir.
> Of course you'll also want to be able to receive email and for that I
> used postfix to provide an SMTP server. That requires somewhat more
> configuration work, such as setting up your alias database.
> It's a little while ago now, but I believe you configure postfix to do
> the maildir stuff. Line 4 in my config file is
> home_mailbox = Maildir/
> Hope this helps give you some clues...

Thanks, Dave, just what I was looking for.



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