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    Default Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    I don't think I need virtual domains, but I can't say for certain.
    I have a once machine setup.
    in my mind the mail goes to the single machine's SMTP and gets distributed by Dovecot after an installation of Dovecot via yast2.
    is this correct?

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    You should describe your use case: where is the mail coming from (Internet? LAN?), do you have your own domain, or just a fake LAN domain, what are the mail clients, how many are they, etc. etc.

    Otherwise I'm just a blind man in front of an elephant.

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    thanks..
    ddclient works ( I have my own domain )
    ports are forwarded.
    mail comes from the internet.
    I am using roundcube with a mysql back-end.
    I figure I will setup dovecot with the mysql back-end also so that way I don't have to create the users on the system instead just create users in the database.
    once again thanks.

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    is my perception of setting up dovecot in that manner wrong?

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    Dovecot is only half the story. It allows users to access mail via POP or IMAP. You need postfix (or sendmail) to handle SMTP.

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    I don't have sendmail installed... I thought getmail took care of that?
    I setup postfix but I figured getmail was doing that job...

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    so I went back to a backup prior to postfix and postfix admin.
    so I only have getmail

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed_v View Post
    I don't have sendmail installed... I thought getmail took care of that?
    I setup postfix but I figured getmail was doing that job...
    Postfix is a sendmail equivalent.

    Getmail, like fetchmail, only fetches in the mail. You still need a local SMTP server to store the mail somewhere. Hence postfix or sendmail.

    If you were going to make your server a MX so that the world would deliver mail (and spam) to you directly instead of your mail provider, then you wouldn't need getmail.

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    Default Re: Dovecot 2.0 without virtual domains?

    ok well, I read the man page of getmail and didn't mention that it was an smtp server...
    I have the backup of a fully configured postfix with postfix admin I can restore in 2 minutes...
    let me see if I get myself into trouble or need some more of my perceptions corrected and I will post some more, ok?
    and yes I plan to get all the mail (and spam).

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