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Linux Email: Set up and Run a Small Office Email Server by Patrick Ben Koetter, Magnus Back, Alistair McDonald, Carl Taylor, David Rusenko

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Using IMAP

IMAP stands for Interactive Mail Access Protocol. It is another method of communicating with an e-mail server. Generally, the mail is held on the server, and not on the client. This makes it ideal for organizations with a central administrative function, as it eases backups and also allows users to change the client computers they work at. As long as the e-mail client is installed, users can access their e-mail from any computer on the network, or even from home or another office.

In contrast to POP3, IMAP allows users to create folders on the server, so that related e-mails can be stored together.

Configuring Courier for IMAP

After Courier-IMAP has been installed, either from package or from source as described earlier, it needs to ...

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