[Dovecot] dovecot as layer between postfix and thunderbird

Simon Brereton simon.buongiorno at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 03:23:03 EET 2013

On Jan 4, 2013 7:27 PM, "martin svensson" <zylorx at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, im all new to this but feel i want to have a dedicated server to
handle my mails from Gmail and Hotmail
> Basically, i installed SMS, superb Mini Server (based on slackware), and
with that default install i got: dovecot, postfix, fetchmail and sendmail.
> The postfix part seems to work according to a "telnet localhost 25", now
i want to procede with dovecot, as i understand it, its the middle layer
between (in my case) postfix and thunderbird.
> What i expect in the very end is a dedicated server who regulary checks
and fetches mails, and lets me have all contacts info in the (already up
and running) LDAP server.
> When i start thunderbird, i want it to go grab those mails from my local
> I am, ofcourse all over manpages, HOWTOs, guides and google, but would
certainly appriciate further help and points in the right direction
> My apologises for any weird beginner mistakes in this post

You will need to configure fetchmail to collect mail from gmail and hotmail
and use Dovecot to serve it to thunderbird unless you configured gmail and
hotmail to send it your postfix install.


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