Re: How to use SquirrelMail?
On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Ian Duggan wrote:
> > I don't understand if IMAPs role is simply to serve up the mail to the
> > remote client and allow deleting, moving to other folders, etc, or if it
> > will want to replace my existing steps of fetchmail/procmail.
> Think of IMAP as like POP, but leaving everything on the server. IMAP is
> just for serving your mail. It also has the notion of folders on the
> server, rather than being managed by your local mail client. I.e.
> whatever mail client I open up and point at my IMAP server, I see the
> same set of folders. No need to set them up on each client again.
> > Which IMAP package should I use?
> I have used courier-imap for years with great success.
> My setup is a little complex, but it has worked for years without many
> 1) Domain hosted by an ISP on a colocated server.
> 2) Fetchmail to bring mail down to my local machine
> 3) Fetchmail delivers via SMTP to Postfix running locally
> 4) Postix passes to Procmail for processing
> 5) Mail delivered to Maildir/ in my home directory.
> >From this point, I can either read the Maildir/ directly with mutt,
> pine, etc, or
> 6) courier-imap serves up Maildir/ via IMAP.
OK, I'm getting close.
I now have fetchmail handing mail off to smail/procmail as before, but
added a procmail rule for a particular account to go into a maildir format
for courier-imap, which I now have installed.
I think the only think missing is how SquirrelMail and IMAP get configured
with a userid/passwd to access the maildir that now has one message
sitting in it. When I give my regular id/pwd it times out. Any hints? I'm
> Rather than install SquirrelMail or something like it, I just SSH into
> my home net and use port forwarding to access IMAP. SSH is the only
> thing I offer externally. It makes security easier to think about.
Yes, I have ssh access to my machine enabled, but I fear installing putty
or anything else on the Windows machines of friends and family, because
from then on for the rest of my life they blame me for every little thing
that goes wrong with their Win machine!