Re: Postfix (Fetchmail and Dovecote) on OSX 10.6.7 ???
pixilla at macports.org
Sat Jun 18 11:57:42 PDT 2011
On Jun 18, 2011, at 9:18 AM, Bjarne D Mathiesen wrote:
> Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>> On Jun 17, 2011, at 3:58 AM, Bjarne D Mathiesen wrote:
>>> Mail.app is a MUA (Mail User Agent)
>>> postfix is a MTA (Mail Transfer Agent)
>>> completely similiar in fuctionality to sendmail
>>> actually, Mail.app isn't able to talk to postfix at all unless one
>>> installs a POP3/IMAP server also - this is why one also needs Dovecot
>> Mail.app sends messages using smtp and postfix speaks smtp.
> Yeah ... I had posted when I realised my mistake ... I was thinking of
> the receiving end when I wrote it :-(
> MUAs do speak smtp when _sending_ but not when _receiving_ !
>> Postfix does not speak pop3 or imap.
>> Postfix CAN use dovecot to deliver local messages to a file system.
>> dovecot.org <http://dovecot.org> 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.
> These don't seem to be in MacPorts ???
Ah, right, I'll add these to MacPorts soon.
> I've also found postfixadmin - http://postfixadmin.sourceforge.net/
> and am in the process of writing a Portfile for it
Postfixadmin isn't bad.
Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)
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