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 '''Dovecot Wiki Contents''' = Welcome to the Dovecot Wiki =
 * Back to '''[[https://www.dovecot.org/|Dovecot homepage]]'''
 * QuickConfiguration for people in hurry
 * [[WhyDoesItNotWork|Why doesn't Dovecot work?]]
 * [[LifeCycleNotifications|Dovecot life cycle notifications]]
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 * [http://dovecot.org/ Dovecot Homepage] = Dovecot Wiki Contents =
<<TableOfContents>>
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[[TableOfContents]] = Generic information about mail servers =
 * [[MailServerOverview|Overview of how everything works together]]
 * Mail protocols: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imap|IMAP]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop3|POP3]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smtp|SMTP]]
 * [[MDA|Mail delivery agents and Sieve]]
 * [[MailboxFormat|Mailbox formats]]
  * [[IndexFiles|Dovecot's index files]]
 * [[Authentication|User authentication]]
  * [[Sasl|SASL]]
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= Installing = = Dovecot installation =
It's a good idea to start with a simple Dovecot installation to see that everything works. After that you can start changing things one at a time, so if you run into trouble you know immediately where the problem is.
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 * Installing binaries
  * [wiki:CompilingSource Compiling Dovecot from sources]
  * [wiki:PrebuiltBinaries Installing prebuilt binaries]
 * [wiki:BasicInstall Basic Installation]
 * [wiki:Authentication Understanding user authentication]
  * [wiki:UserIds System user IDs used by Dovecot]
  * [wiki:VirtualUsers Virtual user configuration]
  * [wiki:MultipleAuth Multiple authentication databases]
 * [wiki:Rootless Rootless installation]
 * [wiki:InetdInstall Running Dovecot from inetd]
 * [wiki:PopBSMTPAndDovecot POP-before-SMTP]
 * [wiki:SharedFolders Shared Folders]
If you're in a hurry and you already know enough about mail servers, QuickConfiguration may be more helpful to you instead.
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= Scenarios =  1. Installing
  * [[CompilingSource|Compiling from sources]]
  * [[PrebuiltBinaries|Installing prebuilt binaries]]
 1. [[FindMailLocation|Checking where mail is delivered to]]
 1. [[BasicConfiguration|Configuring Dovecot]]
 1. [[RunningDovecot|Running Dovecot]]
 1. [[Logging]]
 1. [[TestInstallation|Testing that everything works]]
  * [[TestPop3Installation|Testing POP3 installation]]
 1. [[FinishBasicConfiguration|Finishing the test installation]]
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 * [wiki:VirtualUsers Overview of virtual user setup]
 * [wiki:DovecotOpenLdap Virtual user support with OpenLDAP]
   * [wiki:DoveLdapCheatSheet Cheat sheet]
 * [http://wanderingbarque.com/mailserver.html Virtual user support with Postfix, OpenLDAP and Jamm]
 * [wiki:DovecotPostgresql Virtual user support with PostgreSQL and Postfix]
 * [wiki:VirtualhostingWithExim Virtual user support with Exim]
 * [wiki:DebianStable Default Debian stable setup with Exim, modified to use Maildir]
 * [http://manticore.2y.net/dovecot.html Setting up Dovecot in Solaris 8]
= Dovecot configuration =
 * [[ConfigFile|Configuration file syntax]]
 * Starting guidelines
  * [[SystemUsers|System users]]
  * [[VirtualUsers|Virtual users]]
  * [[UserIds|System users used by Dovecot]]
 * [[Authentication|Authentication configuration]]
  * [[PasswordDatabase|Password databases]]
  * [[UserDatabase|User databases]]
  * [[Authentication/MultipleDatabases|Multiple authentication databases]]
  * [[Authentication/Kerberos|Kerberos]]
  * [[Authentication/RestrictAccess|Restricting users' access]]
  * [[PasswordDatabase/ExtraFields|Special authentication features]]
   * [[PasswordDatabase/ExtraFields/Proxy|IMAP/POP3/LMTP Proxying]]
  * [[Authentication/MasterUsers|Master users]]
  * [[Authentication/Caching|Caching]]
 * [[MailLocation|Mailbox location configuration]]
  * [[MailLocation/LocalDisk|Mails stored in local disk]]
  * [[MailLocation/SharedDisk|Mails stored in shared filesystem]] ([[NFS]], clustered FS).
   * [[Director]] for easily proxying same user to same server to avoid caching problems.
  * [[MailLocation/Maildir|Maildir configuration]]
  * [[MailLocation/Mbox|Mbox configuration]]
  * [[Namespaces]]
  * [[SharedMailboxes|Shared mailboxes]]
 * [[MailboxSettings|Mailbox settings]]
 * [[Services|Service settings]]
  * [[LoginProcess|Login processes and their settings]]
 * [[SSL]] settings and certificate creation
 * [[Plugins]]
  * [[Quota]]
  * [[ACL|Access Control Lists]] (ACLs)
 * [[IMAPServer|Dovecot as a IMAP server]]
   * [[IMAPServer/Hibernation|Hibernation]]
 * [[POP3Server|Dovecot as a POP3 server]]
 * [[LDA]] (Local Delivery Agent) and [[LMTP]]
 * [[Pigeonhole/Sieve|Sieve]] and [[Pigeonhole/ManageSieve|ManageSieve]]
 * [[PostLoginScripting|Post-login scripting]]
 * [[Replication]] with dsync
 * [[Submission]] service for Dovecot
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= Migration = = HOWTOs, examples and tutorials =
 * [[HowTo|HOWTOs, examples and tutorials]] for different installations
 * [[DovecotServerInstallations|Existing Dovecot installations]]
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 * [wiki:Migration Migration to Dovecot from existing IMAP server]
 * [wiki:MissingMailboxes My mailboxes are lost after migrating to Dovecot!]
= Migration from existing systems =
 * [[Migration|From other IMAP/POP3 servers]]
  * [[MissingMailboxes|My mailboxes are lost after migrating to Dovecot!]]
 * [[Upgrading|Upgrading Dovecot to a new version]]
 * [[Migration/MailFormat|Converting between mailbox formats]] (mbox <-> Maildir, etc.)
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 * [[WhyDoesItNotWork|Why doesn't Dovecot work?]]
 * [[Logging|Finding the error message from logs]]
 * [[Debugging/Authentication|Debugging authentication]]
 * [[Debugging/ProcessTracing|Process tracing]] is useful when Dovecot seems slow or hangs completely
 * [[Debugging/Rawlog|Rawlog]] can be used to log post-login IMAP/POP3 traffic
 * [[MboxProblems|mbox errors and crashes]]
 * [[Clients|Client issues and configuration]]
  * [[Clients/NegativeUIDs|Negative UIDs / message sets]]
  * [[Debugging/Thunderbird|Debugging using Thunderbird's logging]]
 * [[TimeMovedBackwards|Time moved backwards]] error
 * [[DomainLost|%d expands to empty string]]
 * [[PreAuth|pre-authenticated sessions]]
 * [[https://www.dovecot.org/bugreport-mail|Sending bug reports]], debugging crashes and sniffing network traffic
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 * QuestionsAndAnswers
 * [wiki:InternalErrors Internal error messages]
 * [wiki:VarMailDotLock /var/mail/user.lock issues]
= Tuning =
 * [[PerformanceTuning|Performance tuning]]
 * [[SecurityTuning|Security tuning]]
  * [[Chrooting]]
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 * [[Design|Dovecot's design]]
 * [[Clients|Client issues and configuration]]
 * [[Timeouts|Timeout handling]]
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 * MailboxFormats
 * ["mutt"]
 * [wiki:MboxSoftwareLocks Locking Used by Mbox Software]

= Features / Status =
 * CoreFeatures
## * KnownBugs
= Misc =
 * [[Tools|Dovecot Tools and Utilities]]
 * [[CoreFeatures|Current features and roadmap]] / [[DovecotFeatures|another features page]] (These need to be merged somehow)
 * [[Testimonials]]
 * OrphanedPages (that are not linked to by other pages)

Welcome to the Dovecot Wiki

Dovecot Wiki Contents

Generic information about mail servers

Dovecot installation

It's a good idea to start with a simple Dovecot installation to see that everything works. After that you can start changing things one at a time, so if you run into trouble you know immediately where the problem is.

If you're in a hurry and you already know enough about mail servers, QuickConfiguration may be more helpful to you instead.

  1. Installing
  2. Checking where mail is delivered to

  3. Configuring Dovecot

  4. Running Dovecot

  5. Logging

  6. Testing that everything works

  7. Finishing the test installation

Dovecot configuration

HOWTOs, examples and tutorials

Migration from existing systems

Troubleshooting

Tuning

Reference

Misc

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