Configuring host and virtual mboxes/domains with IMAP

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jackhydro
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Configuring host and virtual mboxes/domains with IMAP

Post by jackhydro » 2019/11/02 10:12:00

Hello
I'm configuring a server and would welcome some feedback on what the
easiest solution to my situation may be. I'm looking for comment as much
as specific config at this stage.

The server is centos apache postfix dovecot amavisd-new dkim
With the main hostname and 2 virtual domains (IP based). (3 domains total)

The 2 virtual domains are now configured for virtual mailboxes using
TLS/IMAP and these seem to work fine and can send/receive ok. (:993 :995)

However - what I would like is for the main host to also use IMAP now.
I am having trouble getting dovecot namespaces to work and am not sure if
that is the only or even simplest way to get this going or even if I know
everything I need to know about namespaces. I dont think the config is as
simple as example web sites make out in my case ...

Does anyone have any suggestions on configuring this differently or am I trying the
only possible method - ie dovecot namespaces?

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Re: Configuring host and virtual mboxes/domains with IMAP

Post by TrevorH » 2019/11/02 12:49:01

I would start by NOT using CentOS 6. It only has one year left before it is discontinued. Start by using either 7 or perhaps 8 though that may be too immature to be used in production as yet.
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Re: Configuring host and virtual mboxes/domains with IMAP

Post by jackhydro » 2019/11/02 13:02:22

I hear that - unfortunately I must use centos 6.

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Re: Configuring host and virtual mboxes/domains with IMAP

Post by TrevorH » 2019/11/02 13:41:30

I would go to the person responsible for that decision and politely explain that it's stupid.

CentOS 6 is already in its final phase of support upstream at Red Hat. Even now it only gets fixes for security bugs marked as Critical or sometimes Important. It won't have support for many new processors or chipsets or even any hardware released recently and probably never will.

Our IRC bot helpfully tells you how long it has left... CentOS 6 entered Maintenance Support 2 (see https://access.redhat.com/support/polic ... es/errata/ ) on May 10th 2017 and now only receives critical updates. It will go EOL on 30 Nov, 2020 -- in 1 year, 4 weeks, 0 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes, and 42 second

Of course, if you *want* to be redoing all this work before this time next year then pick CentOS 6.
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