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= Welcome to the Dovecot Wiki =
 * Back to '''[http://www.dovecot.org/ Dovecot homepage]'''
 * QuickConfiguration for people in hurry
 * [:WhyDoesItNotWork:Why doesn't Dovecot work?]
 * [:de:German Version]
= Dovecot Wiki Contents =
[[TableOfContents]]
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= MoinMoin Wiki = = Generic information about mail servers =
 * [:MailServerOverview:Overview of how everything works together]
 * Mail protocols: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imap IMAP], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop3 POP3] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smtp SMTP]
 * [:MDA:Mail delivery agents and Sieve]
 * [:MailboxFormat:Mailbox formats]
  * [:IndexFiles:Dovecot's index files]
 * [:Authentication:User authentication]
  * [:Sasl:SASL]
= Dovecot installation =
It's a good idea to start with a simple Dovecot installation to see that everything works. After that you can start changing things one at a time, so if you run into trouble you know immediately where the problem is.
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A WikiWikiWeb is a collaborative hypertext environment, with an emphasis on easy access to and modification of information. This wiki can also link to InterWiki space. If you're in a hurry and you already know enough about mail servers, QuickConfiguration may be more helpful to you instead.
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MoinMoin is a Python Wiki:WikiClone, based on Wiki:PikiPiki. The name is a common German slang expression explained on the MoinMoin page. If you run a Wiki using MoinMoin, please add it to the MoinMoin:MoinMoinWikis page. Contributed code is on the MoinMoin:MacroMarket, MoinMoin:ActionMarket and MoinMoin:ParserMarket pages. For more details and further topics, see the MoinMoin page.

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You can edit any page by pressing the link at the bottom of the page. Capitalized words joined together form a WikiName, which hyperlinks to another page. The highlighted title searches for all pages that link to the current page. Pages which do not yet exist are linked with a question mark: just follow the link and you can add a definition.

To get an overview over this site and what it contains, see the SiteNavigation page.

To learn more about what a WikiWikiWeb is, read about MoinMoin:WhyWikiWorks and the MoinMoin:WikiNature. Also, consult the MoinMoin:WikiWikiWebFaq.

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Interesting starting points:
  * RecentChanges: see where people are currently working
  * HelpForBeginners: to get you going
  * WikiSandBox: feel free to change this page and experiment with editing
  * FindPage: search or browse the database in various ways
 1. Installing
  * [:CompilingSource:Compiling from sources]
  * [:PrebuiltBinaries:Installing prebuilt binaries]
 1. [:FindMailLocation:Checking where mail is delivered to]
 1. [:BasicConfiguration:Configuring Dovecot]
 1. [:RunningDovecot:Running Dovecot]
 1. ["Logging"]
 1. [:TestInstallation:Testing that everything works]
  * [:TestPop3Installation:Testing POP3 installation]
 1. [:FinishBasicConfiguration:Finishing the test installation]
= Dovecot configuration =
 * Starting guidelines
  * [:SystemUsers:System users]
  * [:VirtualUsers:Virtual users]
  * [:UserIds:System users used by Dovecot]
 * [:Authentication:Authentication configuration]
  * [:PasswordDatabase:Password databases]
  * [:UserDatabase:User databases]
  * [:Authentication/MultipleDatabases:Multiple authentication databases]
  * [:Authentication/Kerberos:Kerberos]
  * [:Authentication/RestrictAccess:Restricting users' access]
  * [:PasswordDatabase/ExtraFields:Special authentication features]
  * [:Authentication/MasterUsers:Master users]
  * [:Authentication/Caching:Caching]
 * [:MailLocation:Mailbox location configuration]
  * [:MailLocation/LocalDisk:Mails stored in local disk]
  * [:MailLocation/SharedDisk:Mails stored in shared filesystem] (["NFS"], clustered FS)
  * [:MailLocation/Maildir:Maildir configuration]
  * [:MailLocation/Mbox:Mbox configuration]
  * ["Namespaces"]
  * [:SharedMailboxes:Shared mailboxes]
 * [:LoginProcess:Login processes and their settings]
 * ["SSL"] settings and certificate creation
 * ["Plugins"]
  * ["Quota"]
  * [:ACL:Access Control Lists] (ACLs)
 * [:POP3Server:Dovecot as a POP3 server]
 * [:LDA:Dovecot's local delivery agent]
 * [:PostLoginScripting:Post-login scripting]
= HOWTOs, examples and tutorials =
 * [:HowTo:HOWTOs, examples and tutorials] for different installations
 * [:DovecotServerInstallations:Existing Dovecot installations]
= Migration from existing systems =
 * [:Migration:From other IMAP/POP3 servers]
  * [:MissingMailboxes:My mailboxes are lost after migrating to Dovecot!]
 * [:UpgradingDovecot:Upgrading from Dovecot 0.99.x to 1.0]
 * [:Migration/MailFormat:Converting between mailbox formats] (mbox <-> Maildir, etc.)
= Troubleshooting =
 * [:WhyDoesItNotWork:Why doesn't Dovecot work?]
 * [:Logging:Finding the error message from logs]
 * [:Debugging/Authentication:Debugging authentication]
 * [:Debugging/ProcessTracing:Process tracing] is useful when Dovecot seems slow or hangs completely
 * [:Debugging/Rawlog:Rawlog] can be used to log post-login IMAP/POP3 traffic
 * [:MboxProblems:mbox errors and crashes]
 * [:Clients:Client issues and configuration]
  * [:Clients/NegativeUIDs:Negative UIDs / message sets]
  * [:Debugging/Thunderbird:Debugging using Thunderbird's logging]
 * [:TimeMovedBackwards:"Time moved backwards" error]
 * [http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html Sending bug reports], debugging crashes and sniffing network traffic
= Tuning =
 * [:PerformanceTuning:Performance tuning]
 * [:SecurityTuning:Security tuning]
  * ["Chrooting"]
= Reference =
 * [:MainConfig:Full configuration file reference] (automatically updated from dovecot-example.conf)
 * [:CommandLine:Command line arguments]
 * [:Design:Dovecot's design]
  * ["Authentication Protocol"]
 * [:Clients:Client issues and configuration]
= Misc =
 * [:CoreFeatures:Current features and roadmap] / [:DovecotFeatures:another features page] (These need to be merged somehow)
 * ["Testimonials"]
 * [:Iptables:Listening on Additional Ports] using: IP Tables or socat
 * OrphanedPages (that are not linked to by other pages)
 * QuestionsAndAnswers (the contents of this page should mostly be moved elsewhere)

Welcome to the Dovecot Wiki

Dovecot Wiki Contents

TableOfContents

Generic information about mail servers

Dovecot installation

It's a good idea to start with a simple Dovecot installation to see that everything works. After that you can start changing things one at a time, so if you run into trouble you know immediately where the problem is.

If you're in a hurry and you already know enough about mail servers, QuickConfiguration may be more helpful to you instead.

  1. Installing
    • [:CompilingSource:Compiling from sources]

    • [:PrebuiltBinaries:Installing prebuilt binaries]

  2. [:FindMailLocation:Checking where mail is delivered to]

  3. [:BasicConfiguration:Configuring Dovecot]

  4. [:RunningDovecot:Running Dovecot]

  5. ["Logging"]
  6. [:TestInstallation:Testing that everything works]

  7. [:FinishBasicConfiguration:Finishing the test installation]

Dovecot configuration

  • Starting guidelines
    • [:SystemUsers:System users]

    • [:VirtualUsers:Virtual users]

    • [:UserIds:System users used by Dovecot]

  • [:Authentication:Authentication configuration]

    • [:PasswordDatabase:Password databases]

    • [:UserDatabase:User databases]

    • [:Authentication/MultipleDatabases:Multiple authentication databases]

    • [:Authentication/Kerberos:Kerberos]

    • [:Authentication/RestrictAccess:Restricting users' access]

    • [:PasswordDatabase/ExtraFields:Special authentication features]

    • [:Authentication/MasterUsers:Master users]

    • [:Authentication/Caching:Caching]

  • [:MailLocation:Mailbox location configuration]

    • [:MailLocation/LocalDisk:Mails stored in local disk]

    • [:MailLocation/SharedDisk:Mails stored in shared filesystem] (["NFS"], clustered FS)

    • [:MailLocation/Maildir:Maildir configuration]

    • [:MailLocation/Mbox:Mbox configuration]

    • ["Namespaces"]
    • [:SharedMailboxes:Shared mailboxes]

  • [:LoginProcess:Login processes and their settings]

  • ["SSL"] settings and certificate creation
  • ["Plugins"]
    • ["Quota"]
    • [:ACL:Access Control Lists] (ACLs)

  • [:POP3Server:Dovecot as a POP3 server]
  • [:LDA:Dovecot's local delivery agent]

  • [:PostLoginScripting:Post-login scripting]

HOWTOs, examples and tutorials

  • [:HowTo:HOWTOs, examples and tutorials] for different installations

  • [:DovecotServerInstallations:Existing Dovecot installations]

Migration from existing systems

  • [:Migration:From other IMAP/POP3 servers]

    • [:MissingMailboxes:My mailboxes are lost after migrating to Dovecot!]

  • [:UpgradingDovecot:Upgrading from Dovecot 0.99.x to 1.0]

  • [:Migration/MailFormat:Converting between mailbox formats] (mbox <-> Maildir, etc.)

Troubleshooting

  • [:WhyDoesItNotWork:Why doesn't Dovecot work?]

  • [:Logging:Finding the error message from logs]

  • [:Debugging/Authentication:Debugging authentication]

  • [:Debugging/ProcessTracing:Process tracing] is useful when Dovecot seems slow or hangs completely

  • [:Debugging/Rawlog:Rawlog] can be used to log post-login IMAP/POP3 traffic

  • [:MboxProblems:mbox errors and crashes]

  • [:Clients:Client issues and configuration]

    • [:Clients/NegativeUIDs:Negative UIDs / message sets]

    • [:Debugging/Thunderbird:Debugging using Thunderbird's logging]

  • [:TimeMovedBackwards:"Time moved backwards" error]

  • [http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html Sending bug reports], debugging crashes and sniffing network traffic

Tuning

  • [:PerformanceTuning:Performance tuning]

  • [:SecurityTuning:Security tuning]

    • ["Chrooting"]

Reference

  • [:MainConfig:Full configuration file reference] (automatically updated from dovecot-example.conf)

  • [:CommandLine:Command line arguments]

  • [:Design:Dovecot's design]

    • ["Authentication Protocol"]
  • [:Clients:Client issues and configuration]

Misc

  • [:CoreFeatures:Current features and roadmap] / [:DovecotFeatures:another features page] (These need to be merged somehow)

  • ["Testimonials"]
  • [:Iptables:Listening on Additional Ports] using: IP Tables or socat

  • OrphanedPages (that are not linked to by other pages)

  • QuestionsAndAnswers (the contents of this page should mostly be moved elsewhere)

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