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Old 29th April 2008, 07:50
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Hi gentlemen and ladies,

My appreciation to Falko and Till for your help to the Linux world.
This is my very 1st post on Linux after I have joined, just a while ago.

I have been following on howtoforge for the last 8 months on server and desktop setup guide and have been really appreciative to all the contributors.
I just went over to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server setup guide, as usual, and discovered that the suggested POP3/IMAP is Courier and not Dovecot

I remembered Ubuntu actually kneaded Postfix and Dovecot into the system, why the change? How can I then install Dovecot (like the Centos 5.1 Server setup)?

Will any of you enlighten me in this area, please?
Thank you for your time in reading this thread. I appreciated it.
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Old 29th April 2008, 17:56
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We've always used Courier for the Ubuntu and Debian "Perfect Server" setups. If you want to use Dovecot, just run
apt-get install dovecot
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Old 30th April 2008, 07:16
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Oh Falko

Thank you very much for responding to my feeble question,
I really appreciate it.
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Old 2nd June 2008, 18:26
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Hi Falko,

When I tried apt-get install dovecot

I got this as response

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package dovecot is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
E: Package dovecot has no installation candidate

When I add the dovecot module to Webmin, it does not find Dovecot at the supposed place

How can I solve this. I did the howto from 7.10 to 8.04 having ISPConfig
But I seem to have lost Dovecot

Thanks for the help

I am stil a Linux amateur, never thought that a sales person would like fiddling around with Linux.

Dell Power Edge SC440
Ubuntu 8.04
Webmin 1.420
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Old 2nd June 2008, 19:20
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I found dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d and dovecot-common packages in Ubuntu 8.04 repositories.
Maybe You should try:
apt-get install dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-common
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