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Mastering CentOS 7 Linux Server by Bhaskarjyoti Roy, Mohamed Alibi

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Setting up a mail tool (Dovecot) to retrieve mails

As we have said earlier, Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 server. It is fast, easy to set up and configure, and it uses very little RAM memory. For this section, we are going to install it to work with Postfix as MDA (POP/IMAP service) and sieve for sorting mail at the mail server POP/IMAP service. As this image shows, Dovocot is positioned between the user mailbox and Postfix:

Setting up a mail tool (Dovecot) to retrieve mails

Since we have already installed Dovecot, we now only need to configure it to work alongside Postfix. If we ever miss the installation, we can always use the yum package manager to reinstall it:

$ sudo yum install ...

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