This documentation is for Dovecot v2.x, see wiki1 for v1.x documentation.

Installing Prebuilt Binaries

Debian

apt-get install dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d

Fedora Core

Doing a fresh install of (the current) Fedora Core 2 dovecot will be installed by default. Upgrading from previous Fedora Core 1 the Cyrus-IMAPd will be installed exchanging the obsolete uw-imapd. To install dovecot uninstall Cyrus-IMAPd with

yum remove cyrus-imapd\*

yum install dovecot

FreeBSD and OpenBSD

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