[Techtalk] Way to not organise a mail server

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Thu Jan 22 19:06:38 UTC 2009

Conor, hello,

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:10:31 +0000
Conor wrote:

|> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:15:15PM +0200 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
|> Anne Wainwright thought:
|> > 
|> > I think my route is to install an IMAP server on the server and see how I can get Pegasus to interact with it.
|> Hi Anne,
|> Dovecot operates as an IMAP server as well as pop.  Just use the IMAP
|> option in your mail client and point it at the same server as you are
|> currently doing for POP.  

I haven't succeeded in doing this yet, although dovecot is set for imap as well. Just what should I see? 

I made a new account on my linux laptop email client for IMAP access and was pointing that at the server.

Whatever, nothing seems to happen at all at the moment. But when it does, will I no longer see the existing email client directory structure? It is my understanding that IMAP allows you to create a directory structure on the server. So I won't presume the existing directory structure in ~/anotheranne/mail will disappear for that account and I will be 'on' the server?

I am not yet sure what benefits IMAP will offer in the present situation except where Pegasus can access across the network to emails stored on the server apart from not having to set up shares. I need to see it in action I think. Maybe not until the weekend now.

Anne (not blonde, just confused)

|> Regards,
|> Conor

so much to do, so little time :(

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