Re: Postfix (Fetchmail and Dovecote) on OSX 10.6.7 ???

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Sat Jun 18 08:46:31 PDT 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 3:58 AM, Bjarne D Mathiesen wrote:

> is a MUA (Mail User Agent)
> postfix  is a MTA (Mail Transfer Agent)
>         completely similiar in fuctionality to sendmail
> actually, isn't able to talk to postfix at all unless one
> installs a POP3/IMAP server also - this is why one also needs Dovecot sends messages using smtp and postfix speaks smtp.
Postfix does not speak pop3 or imap.
Postfix CAN use dovecot to deliver local messages to a file system. has some recipes to get you started.

I use something similar to this one "Postfix and Dovecot with MySQL and TLS/SSL, Postgrey and DSPAM".

Here is the MacPorts ports with variants I'm currently using.
  dovecot2 @2.0.13_0+mysql5 (active)
  dovecot2-antispam @hg.43880985e3dd_0 (active)
  dovecot2-sieve @0.2.3_0 (active)
  dspam-devel @git-20110520_0+debug+mysql5 (active)
  mysql5 @5.1.57_0 (active)
  mysql5-server @5.1.57_0 (active)
  postfix @2.8.3_0+dovecot_sasl+mysql5+pcre+tls (active)
  sqlgrey @1.8.0-rc2_0+mysql (active)

sqlgrey is a fork of Postgrey and supports sql storage.

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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