[CentOS] Sendmail

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 6 02:45:15 UTC 2005

Sam Drinkard wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 02:46 +0100, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>>qpopper has a continuing, very doubtful history regarding security/bug
>>issues. Each new release comes with a major bug (often a new buffer
>>overflow). You better avoid that application. Too because it is not
>>provided by CentOS. Use dovecot - quick, easy to configure and shipping
>>with CentOS base.
>>Comment on your question about the MTA and MSA services by Sendmail: if
>>you explicitly set DAEMON_OPTIONS for the MSA or TLSMTA you too have to
>>explicitly set them for the MTA - else the MTA is disabled.
>>You can easily play around with it: selective activate and deactivate
>>DAEMON_OPTIONS for the services in sendmail.mc, rebuild the sendmail.cf
>>from it (make -C /etc/mail) and then look at the results by running
>>"grep DaemonPortOptions /etc/mail/sendmail.cf".
> Advice taken.. I did some extensive searching of the archived 
> discussions, and did not find any one thing that related to setup of 
> dovecot, nor could I find any kind of document describing setup of 
> sendmail/cyrus-imapd.  Even google did not return what I'd consider 
> fair game unless I were installing from sources, which I'm not.  That 
> said, is there a document that describes setup of dovecot?  All I 
> really need is pop, as there is only one or two mail accounts on the 
> machine.
> Sam
I don't use dovecot but here's what I found:

[root at mavis ~]# locate dovecot | grep doc
[root at mavis ~]# less /usr/share/doc/dovecot-0.99.11/configuration.txt

(And NO, I don't usually frolic about as root.  I've been doing some 
recovery from a recent disaster.)

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