Set up an imap service
set it up
To set up your imap server, use
yast -i courier-imap
to /etc/courier/imapd. This makes that imap users can authenticate as the local users in /etc/passwd.
/etc/init.d/saslauthd start /etc/init.d/courier-imap start
verify it is running
tweedleburg:/mnt/loop/suse/x86_64 # nmap localhost Starting Nmap 4.20 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2008-08-05 06:30 CEST Interesting ports on localhost (127.0.0.1): Not shown: 1688 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE 22/tcp open ssh 25/tcp open smtp 111/tcp open rpcbind 143/tcp open imap
verify you can login
Create a test user to see if you can login to your imap server:
useradd -m testuser
Set password as test password using the command
Use telnet to connect directly to port 143, the imap-port:
telnet localhost 143 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE ACL ACL2=UNION] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2005 Double Precision, Inc. See COPYING for distribution information.
Type the imap-command for logging in
1 LOGIN testuser password * BYE [ALERT] Fatal error: Maildir: No such file or directory Connection closed by foreign host.
Now do a
mkdir /home/testuser/Maildir chown testuser:users /home/testuser/Maildir
If you get
The connection to the server was unexpectedly closed or timed out. It will be re-established automatically if possible
Make sure your user has a folder Maildir in his home directory, and mail gets delivered there.