This documentation is for Dovecot v1.x, see wiki2 for v2.x documentation.

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Generic information about mail servers

Intended Audience

While dovecot is very easy to setup and run, it is assumed that the administrator have at least a basic understanding of how email works.

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

HOWTOs, examples and tutorials

Migration from existing systems

Troubleshooting

Tuning

Reference

Misc