This documentation is for Dovecot v2.x, see wiki1 for v1.x documentation.
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== Fedora Core ==
Doing a fresh install of (the current) Fedora Core 2 and later, Dovecot will be installed as the default IMAP server. If you're upgrading from Fedora Core 1, see /FedoraUpgrade.
== Fedora Core and RHEL (and CentOS/Scientific Linux/...) ==

Fedora Core includes dovecot since the first release, RHEL since RHEL4. Up to FC5 and RHEL4 the versions included are

|| '''RHEL4''' || dovecot-0.99.11-2.EL4.1 ||
|| '''Fedora Core 5''' || dovecot-1.0-0.beta2.7 (1.0beta2) ||
|| Fedora Core 4 || dovecot-0.99.14-8.fc4 ||
|| Fedora Core 3 || dovecot-0.99.14-2.FC3 ||
|| Fedora Core 2 || dovecot-0.99.13-4.FC2 ||
|| Fedora Core 1 || dovecot-0.99.10.5-0.FC1 ||

Doing a fresh install of Fedora Core 2 and later, Dovecot will be installed as the default IMAP server. If you're upgrading from Fedora Core 1, see /FedoraUpgrade.
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up2date -i dovecot
# or:
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To start the dovecot daemon and being sure it start with each system boot run (replace yum with smart/apt/up2date if that's your depsolver)

To start the dovecot daemon and ensure it starts with each system boot run
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=== RPMs of beta versions (for FC-4 and FC-5) === === RPMs of 1.0 beta versions ===
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To install the lastest versions using Ignacio's yum repo: There are two sources for getting package for 1.0 betas:
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{{{
cd /etc/yum.repos.d
wget http://fedora.ivazquez.net/yum/ivazquez.repo
yum --enablerepo=ivazquez-alternatives install dovecot
}}}
 * [http://ATrpms.net/ ATrpms.net] under http://ATrpms.net/name/dovecot/ (packages are in the bleeding section), and
 * [http://fedora.ivazquez.net/yum/ Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams' repo] (place http://fedora.ivazquez.net/yum/ivazquez.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d)
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ATrpms has packages for all Fedora Core versions and RHEL 3 and 4, ivazquez has packages for FC4 and FC5. Other than that the packages should have mostly equivalent functionality.
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== CentOS 4.x ==
Installing in CentOS 4.x is simple as:

{{{
yum -y install dovecot
}}}

To configure dovecot to start system startup, run:

{{{
chkconfig dovecot on
service dovecot start
}}}

To start dovecot, run:

{{{
service dovecot start
}}}

Installing Prebuilt Binaries

In binary packages the configuration file is typically in /etc/dovecot.conf.

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Debian

apt-get install dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d

Fedora Core and RHEL (and CentOS/Scientific Linux/...)

Fedora Core includes dovecot since the first release, RHEL since RHEL4. Up to FC5 and RHEL4 the versions included are

RHEL4

dovecot-0.99.11-2.EL4.1

Fedora Core 5

dovecot-1.0-0.beta2.7 (1.0beta2)

Fedora Core 4

dovecot-0.99.14-8.fc4

Fedora Core 3

dovecot-0.99.14-2.FC3

Fedora Core 2

dovecot-0.99.13-4.FC2

Fedora Core 1

dovecot-0.99.10.5-0.FC1

Doing a fresh install of Fedora Core 2 and later, Dovecot will be installed as the default IMAP server. If you're upgrading from Fedora Core 1, see /FedoraUpgrade.

If you don't have Dovecot already installed, use:

yum install dovecot

(replace yum with smart/apt/up2date if that's your depsolver)

To start the dovecot daemon and ensure it starts with each system boot run

service dovecot start
chkconfig dovecot on

RPMs of 1.0 beta versions

There are two sources for getting package for 1.0 betas:

ATrpms has packages for all Fedora Core versions and RHEL 3 and 4, ivazquez has packages for FC4 and FC5. Other than that the packages should have mostly equivalent functionality.

SUSE

Dovecot ships with SUSE for quite some time. Upto 10.0 SUSE shipped with 0.99.xx. SUSE 10.1 will have 1.0-beta3, including [:LDA:LDA support].

yast -i dovecot
chkconfig dovecot on
rcdovecot start

By default ssl disabled. so you need to create an SSL certificitate and than enable it in the dovecot config. For your private server you can do:

cd /usr/share/doc/packages/dovecot/
sh mkcert.sh
sed -i -e 's|ssl_disable = .*|ssl_disable = no|' /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
rcdovecot restart

FreeBSD

cd /usr/ports/mail/dovecot; make install

OpenBSD

cd /usr/ports/mail/dovecot; make install

NetBSD and DragonFly

cd /usr/pkgsrc/mail/dovecot; make install

Mac OS X Darwinports

port install dovecot

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