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Old 4th May 2009, 23:30
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Dovecot is not supported by ispconfig 3. If you followed the tutorial, then dovecot is not installed on the server. You will have to reinstall the server so that the exact packages as described in the tutorial are installed.
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Old 4th May 2009, 23:50
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Default Dovecot Vs Courier

Well... Not sure I want to do that because it looks like most people are moving away from courier to dovecot because it appears to be a bit more lightweight, faster, and perhaps even more reliable (although I don't know about that last one).

If I do get rid of it, there must be an easier way of doing so than starting from scratch. I already have ISPConfig 3 setup the way I want it with a number of websites working perfectly.

I don't rely on using this server for email, so I am thinking that I may just hold off until there is a solution for dovecot support in ISPConfig 3.

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Old 5th May 2009, 11:14
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according to the perfect server howto for ispcfg3:

Afterwards you can access SquirrelMail under http://server1.example.com/webmail or
how would I have to proceed to make squirrelmail available at anyhosteddomain/webmail/ ? or alternatively at mail.anyhosteddomain.com ?

any hints?
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Old 5th May 2009, 14:47
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The best way to do that is to put a symbolic link in the root directory for the website you want to be able to do this. For example.


# cd PathToHtmlRootOfYourDomain
# ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail webmail

That should do it.

You might need to modify your apache configuration to allow access to files outside the website root
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Old 5th May 2009, 15:13
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I decided to remove dovecot and switch to courier-imap after all. The following worked to solve this issue:

cd /etc/init.d
./dovecot stop
chkconfig --del dovecot
./courier-authlib start
./courier-imap start
chkconfig --levels 235 courier-imap on
Now squirrelmail works fine! Rebooting brings up all the services just fine. If anyone else has this problem, just cut and past the code above and you should be ready to go. At least it will work for Redhat systems others may have to figure out the command to use to add services to load at boot.

Last edited by dpicella; 5th May 2009 at 15:16. Reason: forgot something
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has anybody done this on centOS if yes can you please help i cant login to the mail accounts i have created in ISPConfig i am using dovecot and squirrel mail.

I f you suggest a change in any packages i will do it i just need to get my email working. Thank you
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