installing Dovecot on debian


This post is certainly obsolete...

  • Configure

    sudo vim /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
  • Mine reads (it's just meant to access imap files from the local mail server and not to serve outside the localhost):

    protocols = imaps
    listen = localhost:10943
    mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
    protocol imap {
        ssl_listen = *:993
    ssl_disable = no
    ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
    ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
  • Reload

    sudo service dovecot restart