Cyrus, Fetchmail and Postfix [CentOS]

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by d3m0nic, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. d3m0nic

    d3m0nic New Member

    Hello,

    I installed cyrus-imapd, cyrus-imapd-devel, cyrus-imapd-utils, cyrus-sasl-devel, cyrus-sasl-gssapi, cyrus-sasl-plain. I've tested the Cyrus Server by:
    Code:
    [root@server1 ~]# imtest
    WARNING: no hostname supplied, assuming localhost
    
    S: * OK server1.mydomain.tld Cyrus IMAP4 v2.2.12-Invoca-RPM-2.2.12-3.RHEL4.1 
    server ready
    C: C01 CAPABILITY
    S: * CAPABILITY IMAP4 IMAP4rev1 ACL QUOTA LITERAL+ MAILBOX-REFERRALS 
    NAMESPACE UIDPLUS ID NO_ATOMIC_RENAME UNSELECT CHILDREN MULTIAPPEND 
    BINARY SORT THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES ANNOTATEMORE 
    IDLE STARTTLS LISTEXT LIST-SUBSCRIBED X-NETSCAPE
    S: C01 OK Completed
    Please enter your password:
    
    [root@server1 ~]# service cyrus-imapd status
    cyrus-master (pid 2558) is running...
    Postfix is running too:
    Code:
    [root@server1 ssl]# telnet localhost 25
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1).
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 server1.mydomain.tld ESMTP Postfix
    ehlo localhost
    250-server1.mydomain.tld
    250-PIPELINING
    250-SIZE 10240000
    250-VRFY
    250-ETRN
    250-STARTTLS
    250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN
    250-AUTH=PLAIN LOGIN
    250 8BITMIME
    quit
    221 Bye
    Connection closed by foreign host.[root@server1 ssl]#
    So, i'm very happy about that... but what NOW! :confused:

    How do i use these daemons? Can i send email to e.g. johnny@mydomain.tld or do i first have to create a new user with its own directory in /home. I keep getting "premission denied" in cyradm:

    Code:
    [root@server1 ~]# cyradm localhost
    IMAP Password:
    server1.mydomain.tld> createmailbox user john
    createmailbox: Permission denied
    server1.mydomain.tld>
    I seem to have some trouble grasping what the hell Cyrus, Fetchmail and Postfix is doing and how i can use this. I tried connecting with Thunderbird to ... whatever was out there, but this did nothing. no surprise there, sins i did not configure an account... you see, i don't know what to do next. I'd like to create my own emailaccount on www.mydomain.tld to test it, before i start installing ISPConfig. I have to know how this stuff works, because i want to know... i NEED to know.

    I've done most part of Perfect Setup Fedora Core 4... except where the distro's slightly differ from eachother. I've read a lot of Cyrus docs and FAQ, but i couldn't find any good moron-proof tut, telling not only how to config the daemon but how to create accounts which can be used in a mailclient like Mozilla TB or Outlook Ex.

    Many thanks :(
     

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