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homer 21st April 2005 16:24

I got my new dedicated server today. It's running Debian, and I found that POP3 and IMAP are working fine, but I couldn't fetch emails over POP3s and IMAPs (SSL). What do I have to do to make this work? Do I have to install additional packages, or is it just a configuration thing?

tagammeer 21st April 2005 18:05

Do you use mboxes (i.e., are your mailboxes in /var/spool/mail), or do you use Maildir (i.e., there is a Maildir directory in each user's home directory)?

What is your curent POP3 and IMAP daemon?

homer 22nd April 2005 11:53

Uhh... I think my mailboxes are under /var/spool/mail. At least there are some files (named after users) with a current date, and their filesize is not 0...
I had a look in my /etc/inetd.conf, and my POP3 daemon seems to be ipopd, and my IMAP daemon uw-imapd...

jojo 22nd April 2005 12:10

Then run


apt-get install ipopd-ssl uw-imapd-ssl
and you're done! :)


dave 22nd April 2005 12:34

I'm using courier-imap and courier-pop3 and Maildir. Can I also use pop3s and imaps?


falko 22nd April 2005 13:00

Yes, have a look here:



apt-get install courier-imap-ssl courier-pop-ssl
(oh, you use Debian, don't you? ;) )

homer 22nd April 2005 13:35


apt-get install ipopd-ssl uw-imapd-ssl
It's working! :)


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